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System VLAN's on n1000v

Hi all

when deploying the VSM on a Standard Switch, is it a requirement to include System VLAN's for my the packet and control VLAN's in the Port-Profiles on the dvs?

Many thanks                  

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System VLAN's on n1000v

Hi Ronan,

Yes, you still need to define control and packet VLANs as system VLANs on the uplink Ethernet port-profile that you use.

This is needed for the VEM to communicate with the VSM (that's on the standard switch).

Thanks,

Shankar

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System VLAN's on n1000v

Great thanks

Am i correct in saying that all other VLAN's (except Mgmt) should not be declared as System VLANs if we implement QoS etc?

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System VLAN's on n1000v

Correct. You only want system VLANs on the VLANs that are needed to bootstrap the 1000v.

The normal port-profiles that would be used with your VMs typically don't require a system VLAN.

In fact, if you enable a system VLAN on an interface that is going to implement access lists or QoS and there is a problem programming the interface, the port will still forward on that system VLAN, but none of the access lists or QoS settings will be in place.

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