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    rlivermore
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    #159305

    Have a ESXi 4.1 cluster and configured each host vSwitch3 identically. I’m having trouble getting a multi VLAN setup on a vSwitch, specifically when I physically connect more than one port on the trunk group I lose newtork connectivity

    I’ve setup a separate port group on the vSwitch and a trunk port group on the pSwitch for each hosts pPort and assigned the appropriate tagging for each VLAN on the pswitch. But when I connect more than one pport at the pswitch I loose network connectivity to all of the devices. The vmguests adapters are configured to use the proper network connection. The Switches are configured like so:

    vSwitch3
    vmnic3
    port group: VM Network Voice VLAN – ID: 2
    port group: SIP VLAN – ID: 999

    pSwitch (ProCurve 5400 series)
    Trunk name:: trk1
    Type: LACP
    Ifaces: F14 F17 F19
    VLAN 999: UNTAGGED
    VLAN 2: TAGGED

    I tried removing the VLAN ID for each port group and leaving only one of them with an ID to no avail. I contacted HP support to ensure the trunk port group was setup correctly. I’m at a loss at what is causing this issue, any ideas?

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    Dumber
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    #201921

    Re: Multi VLAN vmnic

    First thing I notice is you are using LACP with multiple interfaces.
    But you are using only one vNIC.

    That doesn’t sound right…

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    alexc
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    #386328

    Re: Multi VLAN vmnic

    So the port type should be set to “trunk” instead as that’s my only other option?

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    alexc
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    #386329

    Re: Multi VLAN vmnic

    So I set the NIC teaming to “Route based on IP hash” and set the trunk type to “Trunk” and now server in VLAN 2 can communicate properly. Thanks for the help!

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    #201922

    Re: Multi VLAN vmnic

    With a LCAP configuration you create basically a channel with 2 or more ports, in your case I think it where 3.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EtherChannel

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    alexc
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    #386330

    Re: Multi VLAN vmnic

    You are correct, there are 3 ports included in the trunk group.

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