9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2012 7:54 AM by jdoz_bw

    Connecting two vSwitches in ESX

    virtualkannan Novice

       

      Hi,

       

      I've a question.  I attached the scenario with this post.   To define it breiefly,

       

      (1) I'm having an ESX Host with a Single Physical Network Adapter VMNIC0

       

      (2) I've created 2 vSwitches with the default one.  So totally 3 vSwitches there

       

      (2.1) vSwitch0 -- Dedicated for Service Console and VMKernel and connected to VMNIC0 for the External N/W connectivity

      (2.2) vSwitch1 -- Two VMs are connected to it

      (2.3) vSwitch2 -- Two VMs are connected to it.

       

      Please note that the  2 vSwitches (vSwitch1 & 2) are not connected with each other and also not connected with the Physical N/W adapters

       

      (3) Both VMs in vSwitch1 can communicate with each other without any issues

       

      (4) Both VMs in vSwitch2 can communicate with each other without any issues

       

      My Question is;

       

      How can I connect these 2 vSwitches (vSwitch1 & 2) with each other so that the VMs connected to both vSwitches can communicate with each other

       

      This question may sound very simple for most of you....I understand....but I don't know how to do this.  Thanks for any help/inputs in this...

       

      Thank You.