have Esx 3.5 with 6 physical NICs. It connects to my Cat6509 running 12.x IOS code. Have downloaded the Vmware/cisco whitepaper and several vmKB articles. Still have some confusion here.
1) Plan to run ESX in VST (vlan Tagging) mode.
2) What is the deal with Native Vlan ID in Esx VST can't be the same as the native VlanID of the physical switch? Huh? Is this a fancy way of saying change the native Vlan from 1 to "anything" when handing off trunks to ESX?
The vmkb articls 1004048 which outline etherchannel, but doesn't specify changing the native vlan to something else.
Is it possible to etherchannel and trunk over the same nics with ESX?