I have a catalyst express WS-CE500-24TT switch which is serving the connecting for several VM machines (SUN Solaris zones) .
I have trouble with the connection of these virtual servers to the catalyst, since the catalyst identifies the functions of the ports based on the mac-addresses attached to these ports.(at least i think it does)
Normaly a port set up as a server smartport should have 1 mac-address, but since i have virtual servers on 1 port i can have several servers and several mac-addresses.
What is the best way to handle this, how to set up the smartports for virtual servers ?
I get connection, STP and DHCP errors when i alter the settings. At his point only the "other"smartportrole is handling everything quite well. but i still receive "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) reply messages dropped for non-existing or disconnected devices on this interface." for 1 virtual windows 2003 server with a DHCP server.