To make use of traffic isolation, you should configure separate VLAN IDs for the front end and back end networks of the VSA cluster.

About this task

Note:

Using VLAN IDs is not mandatory.

Procedure

  1. Read the documentation for your Ethernet switch for information about how to configure VLAN IDs.
  2. Work with your network administrator to assign VLAN IDs for the front end and back end networks.

    A VLAN ID should range from 1 to 4094, as 0 and 4095 are not allowed.

Results

The assigned VLAN IDs are ready to be assigned to the ESXi hosts and to the VSA cluster network.

Note:

The VLAN must not be assigned to specific NIC ports.