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VLANs networks receiving IPs from DHCP by a Windows Server running on ESXI 5.5

Last Modified: 2015-03-02
I would like to know the best practice to distribuite IPs by windows server DHCP for a multiple VLAN environment using Vmware ESXI 5.5?

The switch interface that is connected to the ESXI server is in trunk mode.

I made a home lab to test this and worked, but I don´t think that this is the "correct" way. This is what I did:

- Lan with vlan 10 (
- Lan with vlan 20 (
- Lan with vlan 30 (

With a virtualized windows server in ESXi I installed 3 network cards in windows, and installed DHCP server with 3 scopes.
- nic 1 = (assigned with VM NETWORK VLAN 10)
- nic 2 = (assigned with VM NETWORK VLAN 20)
- nic 3 = (assigned with VM NETWORK VLAN 30)

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