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ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

(OP)
Hi Team,

   I just had a small LAB ESXI setup built and I plan to segregate servers in different VLANs and use an external Cisco Device to do the L3 routing.  Question:  Does this mean I need to acquire an 802.1q capable NIC?   If yes, can someone suggest a half height 802.1q NIC supported on ESXi that you have tried?  

   Thanks very much.

RE: ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

(OP)
Thanks baddos...

The reason I sought clarification was because of this post  which I saw   -->http://www.vmworld.com/thread/2110 where the author mentioned the NIC should support 802.1q.

  Anyway, what you are saying is...in the case of trunking, for as long as the switchport connected to the ESXI box is set for 802.1q trunking, the ESXI will handle all the frame tagging and that the NIC won't strip the 802.1q tags?

  Thanks very much.

--robert


 

RE: ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

the VMKernel handles that stuff, the only thing you need to worry about is making sure, like baddos says, that your NIC is on the HCL.

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RE: ESXI 802.1q support on half- height NICS

(OP)
Thanks unclerico,   this is perfectly clear now.

 

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