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Configuration of Private VLAN (PVLAN) on vNetwork Distributed Switch (1010703)

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This article provides steps for configuring a Private VLAN (PVLAN).


Note: For more information about PVLAN concept, see Private VLAN (PVLAN) on vNetwork Distributed Switch concept (1010691).
To create the PVLAN table in the dvSwitch:
  1. In vCenter, go to Home > Inventory > Networking.
  2. Click Edit Setting for the dvSwitch.
  3. Choose the Private VLAN tab.
  4. On the Primary tab, add the VLAN that is used outside the PVLAN domain. Enter a private VLAN ID and/or choose one from the list.
  5. On the Secondary tab, create the PVLANs of the desired type. Enter a VLAN ID in the VLAN ID field.
  6. Select the Type for the Secondary VLANID. Choose one of the options from the dropdown menu.
    • Isolated
    • Community

      Note: There can be only one Promiscuous PVLAN and is created automatically for you.

      Beware: Before deleting any primary/secondary PVLANs, make sure that they are not in use or the operation is not be performed.

  7. Click OK.

To set PVLAN in the dvPortGroup:

  1. Highlight dvPortGroup and click Edit Settings.
  2. Click General> VLAN > Policies.
  3. Using the dropdown, set the VLAN type to Private.
  4. Select VLAN from the Private VLAN Entry dropdown.

    Note: The VLANs created in step 1 are listed here.

Additional Information

For more information on setting up a private VLAN, ESX Configuration Guide.

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