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KB44622 - VLAN configuration for PCS deployed on VMware ESXi

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Last Modified Date1/13/2021 12:42 AM
Synopsis
This article describes how to configure the vSwitch for VLANs in standard and distributed mode. 
 
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    Solution

    Configuring the VMWare vSwitch in Standard Configuration

    vSwitch:
    On the vSwitch, set the following:

    • Navigate to Host > Configuration > Networking > vSwitch > Properties
    • Click Ports > Portgroup > Edit
    • Click the General tab
    • Set the VLAN ID to 4095.
    Note: A VLAN ID of 4095 represents all trunked VLANs.


    PCS:
    On the PCS, set the following:

    • The internal port can have the default VLAN field empty.
    • Create the VLAN interfaces needed.


    Physical Switch:
    On the Physical Switch, set the following:

    • Physical port connected to switch should be in trunk mode accepting all VLANS specified in PCS.

    Configuring the VMWare vSwitch in Distributed Configuration

    vSwitch:
    On the vSwitch, set the following:

    • Port should be in trunk mode with allowed VLAN IDs. 
    Note: VLAN ID 4095 is not allowed for distributed mode
    PCS:
    On the PCS, set the following:
    • On PCS, create the VLAN interface.
    • Internal port must have a default VLAN configured. All traffic should be tagged leaving interfaces.
    Physical Switch:
    On the Physical Switch, set the following:
    • Physical port connected to switch should be in trunk mode accepting all VLANS specified in PCS.
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    Created ByDeep Ravjibhai Patel

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