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Windows 2008 R2 - Manage trunked network

Posted on 2012-08-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-19

I want to manage many VLAN on my windows 2008 R2.
On my switch I've defined a Trunk interface with all VLAN I need.

My problem is how to create as many LAN as I need under windows ? Is there a special command ? Shall I need an additional program ?

Thx for help
Question by:Sybux
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What type of NIC do you have. Some Nics can create multiple LAN'S on 1 Nic using their configuration utility. I know some broadcoms can do this.

Windows doesn't have this functionality natively.

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I've got Broadcom and Intel on the server.

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jgibbar earned 1000 total points
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You first need to make sure that your Ethernet adapter and associated driver supports vlans. If it does, generally all you need to do is go into your adapter settings, choose your vlan tab or settings button and create your first vlan tag. This will automate the process of turning your main adapter into the trunk and create your first virtual adapter with the appropriate vlan tag. You can then give that vlan interface an ip address, etc. Repeat creating the virtual adapters as needed for additional vlan support.
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I'll try as soon as I can get connected to my server. Thx for the tips
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Xaelian earned 1000 total points
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Broadcam and Intel support the creation of multiple VLAN on them. Go to the Nic settings over here you can create the vlan. Some NICS can be tricky. If you can't create it by going to the NIC settings, take a look at the support site of broadcom and intel for your specific NIC.

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Sybux earned 0 total points
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Solved !

For doing this with broadcom, you need to install BACS (full management utility). Then you have to play with Teaming option.

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solved with tips of others

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