Solved

VMware 5.5 / Windows 7 / vLAN / NIC driver

Posted on 2016-09-05
5
68 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-07
I have a Windows 7 64bit  VM  which requires to be on vLan2.

It appears that the generic driver does not support vLan's.

I understand a new driver might, however Intel does not list such for Windows 7.

Is it possible to somehow tag a vLan for a Windows 7 VM?

This needs to be done in the OS as the VM Portgroup is a trunk.  Unfortunately there is only one NIC in the box.

AJ
0
Comment
Question by:Andrew Josephson
5 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Bing CISM / CISSP
ID: 41785486
if the Connection Properties window of your Intel adapter does NOT show a VLAN tab, like something shown here, you seems not able to adjust VLAN settings.

i think you need to identify the adapter (virtual NIC) model and get a compatible driver from Intel website.
0
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 41785649
If you want to use VLANS in the Guest OS, you will need to make sure that the virtual machine portgroup is set to ALL (4095), and then use Guest VLAN Tagging, or create a VLAN virtual machine portgroup with the tag 2.

Also do not use the E1000 virtual interface, this is emulated, and not virtual aware, like the VMXNET3 interface, so switch and replace the virtual interface with the VMXNET3, and make sure you have VMware Tools installed.
0
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 41786098
If you want to selectively use vlans by virtual machines you need to use cisco virtual switch.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Andrew Josephson
ID: 41789069
Thanks Andrew, that all makes sense. I ended up creating a new port group on vLAN2 as you suggested.

Thanks for the advice on WMXNET3 - I do remember this from a while back :-) .. AJ
0
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 41789077
Just remember vmxnet when vmware tools upgrade fails...
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

It Is not possible to enable LLDP in vSwitch(at least is not supported by VMware), so in this article we will enable this, and also go trough how to enabled CDP and how to get this information in vSwitches and also in vDS.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now