pbalderos
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How can I configure 3 VMs to only communicate to each other.

In my vSphere infrastructure I have two ESXi 6 host clustered, a total 21 virtual machines all on the same vm port group VLAN12. So now what I am trying to do it configure lets say virtual machines 01,02, and 03 to only communicate with one another and not the other virtual machines. I also have to consider that these VMs are using the domain controller for authentication, etc so that also seems to complicate things. From my understanding I would need something like NSX and it's security policy features the accomplish this. Unfortunately that is not an option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!

Phillip Balderos VCP6-DCV
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rcporto
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You can use Private VLAN to accomplish that, see additional information about how private VLAN works: https://www.vladan.fr/private-vlans-vmware-vsphere/

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Richardson Porto
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pbalderos
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Hi Richardson,

Unfortunately we are only licensed for Enterprise not Enterprise Plus. I think I may have to spin up a new test lab with a couple of R710's I have sitting in the back.

Phillip Balderos VCP6-DCV
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ITaaP
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Depending on your network switches, you could always setup a separate VLAN and subnet. Allow it to communicate with the subnet where AD is located for authentication, but use ACLs to restrict access.

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