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Hello Experts,

I'm trying to accomplish a task in my lab where a number of VM's cannot communicate with each other but can talk to a group of servers and access the internet.

Currently I have 2 physical servers running ESXI 5 with Vsphere essentials (Standard vswitch).

I'm curious to see if anyone has some ideas how to accomplish this without doing the following:

1: Dedicating physical nics to VM's
2: Purchasing a license to support Vmware Distributed Switch

The firewall I have available is a Sonicwall NSA2400 and I have a Dell Powerconnect managed switch.

Each physical server has 4 available nic ports.

I've attached a PDF to show a basic example of what I'm trying to accomplish.

Thanks!
vlan.pdf
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why not use a virtual router?
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by:kinetik20
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Hanccocka,

I was just reading about that!

Can you give any suggestions as to which to try and are there any adverse effects?
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Monowall, Freesco and Vyatta.

They all work very well.
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by:R3C0N
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I used this link quite a bit when setting up my lab. May not fit your requirements in whole but may spark an idea, for you to try.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Data_Center/vmware/VMware.html

-R3con
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Thanks so much for the information. I'll check everything out and see what I come up with.

How does using a virtual router stack up in a production environment? I can't think of any issues it would cause off hand?
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I would select Vyatta for production, its a commercial product, with support rather than freeware
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Also, if the four machines on the right side of your picture can't talk to each other, then you'll need to setup a separate port group for each of the servers...  Likely that these can be on separate standard switches with no uplink, and then whatever virtual router you will use should have one of it's "LAN" side ports connected into that port group.
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Thanks 172pilotsteve.

I'm not sure this lab environment is going to translate into a working production environment.

I should have been more detailed in the Drawing I attached. I'm not seeing how VM's could on one physical host could be connected to a standard vswitch on another host.
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