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i have a server with ESX5, have a switch with about 20 vlans, this is how setup the trunk port

interface GigabitEthernet0/1/1
 description ToOper
 port link-type trunk
 undo port trunk allow-pass vlan 1
 port trunk allow-pass vlan 2 to 14
 stp disable
 ntdp enable
 ndp enable
 bpdu enable

then, i created a standar switch(sw1) using the vSphere Client, the VLAN ID is set to All (4095), i also created a VM with Debian 6, with a NIC connected to sw1, now, i want to configure this NIC for a selected group of vlans

auto vlan10
iface vlan10 inet static
    address 11.10.1.0
    netmask 255.255.255.224
    mtu 1500
    vlan_raw_device eth0

auto vlan14
iface vlan14 inet static
    address 11.10.1.65
    netmask 255.255.255.248
    mtu 1500
    vlan_raw_device eth0

so, when i restart the network using /etc/init.d/networking restart, i got this error

Reconfiguring network interfaces...SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
vlan14: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: No such device
vlan14: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
SIOCSIFMTU: No such device
vlan14: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Failed to bring up vlan14.
done.

this is just part of the error, so, my questions is: is this possible?, i mean, what i'm trying to achieve using ESX Virtual Machines, VLANS, etc is this a Debian problem? can be solved? i've read about a file named z25_persistent-net.rules in Debian but it doesn't exist in my installation. in the

In the vSphere Networking for ESX5 guide, you can read:
If you enter 0 or leave the option blank, the port group can see only untagged (non-VLAN) traffic. If you enter 4095, the port group can see traffic on any VLAN while leaving the VLAN tags intact.

So, in theory, it should work, right?

Hope you can help me up with this one

Thanks

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The vlan package was not installed in my system, after a successfull install, everything is OK

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