I am a test engineer and do not have a ton of networking experience so I'm hoping someone here in the community can help me with some ideas. I am in a manufacturing test scenario and need to connect multiple devices with the same IP address (identical hardware all with the same fixed IP) to one Windows 7 desktop for the purposes of testing.
My switch supports VLAN and I have set up a number of VLANs, 1 for each device, with the host machine residing in all of the VLANs. I need to connect to these devices via SSH, preferably all simultaneously.
I'm thinking this will work except I have no idea how to differentiate ssh traffic to/from any 1 of the VLANs to the host.
I considered setting up virtual NICs on the windows 7 machine and seeing if it was possible to set up some sort of bridge between a virtual NIC and a VLAN but I wasn't able to find any convenient software to do this.
I believe that using virtual machines on the host is not a possibility because I am writing 1 piece of software to communicate to all of the devices. Any ideas you might have for me would be appreciated, even ideas that are along a totally different path than I have taken to accomplish this.