I'm trying to setup an SG500 28 switch for a Vmware 5 environment with multiple VLANs. I'm having difficulty undertanding how to configure a supported trunk for the VLAN routing that supports Vmware's need for a 802.1q trunk. Typically I would use the following commands on a cisco switch but this unit does not support all the commands.
Is there a way to specifically achieve the switchport encapsulation dot1q setting in any other way on this switch (SG500-28)??
*** I'm really looking to configure a supported trunk for this build because I can not communicate within VLAN's and within VLAN's for my virtual hosts.
This is a Cisco Switch port TRUNK sample configuration.
Apply the following commands to Cisco Switch command line:
description VMware ESX - Trunk A - NIC 0 – Port Description
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q – ESX only supports dot1q and not ISL
On my switch it does not have the "switchport mode general" or "switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q" - I get an error (you know, the ol' invalid command or syntax with the little marker). The switches are catalyst WS-C2960-24TC-L with the Cisco LAN Base software. They are less than 3 years old. I hope this means that the encapsulation is set to 802.1Q by default. Does anyone know for sure, or how I can tell? Many thanks!
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