VMWare connecting two virtual switches together

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

In VMWare, I have created two virtual switches with 3 virtual machines per switch. I would like to know how I can connect the two switches together.

Image attached should explain what I would like to do.

Thanks,   What I am trying to explain
Question by:ouch_mybrain_
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    If you had physical network cards attached to the virtual switches (vSwitch1 and vSwitch2) you could connect a network crossover cable between them.

    As there is no physical interface, you cannot connect them together.

    Why do you no connect all the Virtual Machines on vSwitch2 to vSwitch1?

    e.g. change the networking connection in DOMAINB virtual machines to vSwitch_2?

    If you want to read more on networking in VMware ESXi, then I recommend the following:-

    I would also recommend reading through the Networking Sections of the following guides to gain a better understanding of Networking in VMware ESX/ESXi.

    Pages 13 - 73 Discuss Networking in Detail, iuncluding trunks, VLANs, switches, and load balancing

    ESXi Configuration Guide ESXi 4.1

    Virtual Networking

    Virtual Networking Concepts

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    Thanks! Very useful.

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