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Dragomir
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trunk ports and dhcp

I got my esx servers service console nics on trunk ports. how do I get dhcp/pxe working on these trunk ports to a specific vlan on bootup?

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Hi,

   You may try to check MBA Configuraion Menu in BIOS setttings. If you can assign VLAN id, you will be fine.

HTH,

Toshi

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Hi,

   You need to assign VLANs(Port group) for ESX hosts. VSwitch should do VLAN tagging for you. You just configure trunk ports on network side.

HTH,

Toshi

Axel Luttgens
Beginner

Does the service console tag its packets on bootup?

how do I tag packets on pxe bootup?

So, it is liable that it sends untagged packets (you would otherwise have encountered some related settings some day or another...).

Perhaps could you then define the vlan you want to boot in as the native vlan on the trunk?

Axel

Hello,

   If you can assign VLAN id for service console, you will be fine.

HTH,

Toshi

i need to pxe boot on the vmnic0. but I also need to have this on a trunk port so that i can tagg it in vsphere with vlan ids.

right now I cannot pxe boot off this vmnic0 because its on native vlan 1. the pxe/dhcp server is on vlan 60.

Hi,

   You may try to check MBA Configuraion Menu in BIOS setttings. If you can assign VLAN id, you will be fine.

HTH,

Toshi

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yes that works. thanks

ok pxe boots fine, but in esx installation esx cannot get ip from dhcp server