VMware, watchguard, vlan, switching question
Posted on 2013-11-11
I have a basic private cloud infrastructure setup in a vmware environment. My firewall is a XTMv and with an external and a trusted and our remote backup server is on the trusted. I'm not sure how the provider configured the switching for the external NIC but obviously the Trusted is on a vswitch with the backup server VM.
I want to expand on this setup. My idea was to add another NIC to the XTMv, which will give us an optional interface. Then, I was going to set that optional interface to "VLAN."
Once I do this I would setup VLAN 2,3,4,5, etc.
So, if I set it up this way, I'm assuming I'll need a new vSwitch, which is where the XTMv Optional NIC will reside on and then I'll have create a new "VM network" VLAN on that vSwitch which is where the VM will reside.
So, for example.. if I setup the firewall with Optional-1 VLAN 2, then I will create "VLAN 2" inside the new vSwitch I just created and I should be able to get from the VM on this VLAN 2 VMNetwork I've created, right?
Looking for someone to tell me if this should work, or won't work and why and perhaps some suggestions on how to make it work.