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ESXi Virtual Machine communicates with other ESXi host VM

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I have an XP VM on an ESXi host(gateway no domain) that needs to be joined to a DC VM( on domain.net) on a different ESXi host.

They are networked by a CIsco 2950 switch with a gateway of which has VLAN 725 created according to the VLAN on the ESXi host.

I am a little confused with configuring the virtual nics and the IP assignment.

I assigned a virtual nic with VLAN 725 on the ESXi w/DC on Virtual Switch 1 and did the same for the ESXi host with the XP VM. I also assigned the XP machine

I believe I might be highly confused with the networking of these two host. Can you folks please help?

Thanks and regards,


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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

If you want to have both VLANs talking to each other that is Layer 3 routing and is not supported by the 2960.  You will either need a router or multihome the VMs on both networks.
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