Monday, July 27, 2009

VLAN trunking / grouping in distributed virtual switch

In vSphere, there's a new networking feature which can be configured on the distributed virtual switch (or DVS). In VI3 it is only possible to add one VLAN to a specific port group in the vSwitch. in the DVS, you can add a range of VLANs to a single port group. The feature is called VLAN trunking and it can be configured when you add a new port group. There you have the option to define a VLAN type, which can be one of the following: None, VLAN, VLAN trunking, and Private VLAN. But this can only be done on the DVS, not on a regular vSwitch. See screendumps below (both from vSphere environment)


5 comments:

  1. To do this you must have Enterprise Plus license right?

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  2. Yes, Distributed Virtual Switch is only in the Enterprise plus version (as well as host profiles)

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  3. Hi! Can I assign a VLAN to one specific port / virtual machine?

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  4. Yes, you can create a port group that only has one VLAN attached to it. And then you can choose to have only one VM connected to that VLAN...

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