DD-WRT router and Vmware ESXi 4.1 settings for single NIC lab
Posted on 2011-03-18
Good Day Experts,
I am unfortunately unfamiliar with vmware and networking so I would need a step-by step guide in order to do the following :
-I have an older desktop with VmWare ESXi 4.1 installed. This desktop has 1 NIC, and is connected to my home router, that is a Linksys e3000 with dd-wrt firmware on it (dd-wrt.v24-15508) my home network is 192.168.1.0 /24
I would like to create Vm machines within this box that simulate a multi -site / multi-subnet setup for AD (like 3 different 192.168.1.0 /27 VLANs)
I read / heard that on my router, I have to enable vlan tagging on the port 4 (that is where the NIC's cable is connected). THe Esx is just installed, no configuration yet (except the static IP, 192.168.1.3)
What should I do in Vsphere client to create the subnets / vlans?
What should I do on my dd-wrt router in order to get those vm servers on a different subnet but still able to connect to the internet?
Could anyone point me to the right direction with "simple" words? :) (I might write down these, but trunking, tagging, vswitch do not say too much)