VLAN topology for VM environment

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Jan 30th, 2009
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We're about to plan the deployment of some new virtual machines, based on vmware.

Switching is based on cat6500/sup72 running native IOS.

Virtual machines should be deployed on several VLANs.

just thinking of putting 4 netcards on server:

- 1 for management, on access interface

- 3 in L2 etherchannel, with trunking enabled.

this layout would let me have etherchannel load balancing, and multiple VLAN configuration.

1) any suggestions/improvements on proposed configuration?

2) any hint on configuration of either switch or vmware?



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Collin Clark Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:40
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1) That's how we do it and have been successful with it

2) Configure as normal trunks. I don't do the VMWare side, but just trunk it and set the allowed vlans.

Hope that helps.


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