Friday, March 21, 2008

ESX Server, NIC Teaming, and VLAN Trunking

Following article is from

There are actually two different pieces described in this article. The first is NIC teaming, in which we logically bind together multiple physical NICs for increased throughput and increased fault tolerance. The second is VLAN trunking, in which we configure the physical switch to pass VLAN traffic directly to ESX Server, which will then distribute the traffic according to the port groups and VLAN IDs configured on the server. I wrote about ESX and VLAN trunking a long time ago and ran into some issues then; here I’ll describe how to work around the issues I ran into at that time.

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Other useful technical paper about VLAN on ESX is at

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