Multiple vlans on one vSwitch
Posted on 2008-10-01
I have a single ESX server mostly used for testing and some development functions. Currently i have 2 vmnics connected to my network. Both vmnics are connected to the same 3550 but different vlans. I need to free up one of the two nics for another physically separated network (no access to any other network).
What i am thinking is create two port groups on the same vswitch and tag the port groups with the vlan ID those machines belong to. I will only have one vmnic connected to this switch allowing me to free up the other vmnic.
The 3550 allows traffic to route between the two vlans.
Does this set up sound good, or would there be a better approach to this.
Thanks for the help and feedback