Hyper-V's (internal or External) Virtual Switch

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Separate VMWare ESXi monitored by one Security Onion instance - possible?

I'm running multiple VMWare ESXi (free) instances installed on blade system. Is there any possibility to monitor this multiple instances (which are not using any distributed vswitch - each has its own)...
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Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2 “Cannot create virtual switch” General Access Denied Error 0x8007005

After an ip change on the network adapter connected to a previous hyper-v switch we ran into some issues so I uninstalled the existing virtual switch and attempted to add a new external. I get the ...
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ESXi network setup for VMs which connect to the Internet through PfSense [closed]

Using ESXi v6 with the following setup: One standard Switch: vSwitch0 vSwitch0 has one uplink physical adapter (Internet connected, and this is the only physical adapter) vSwitch0 VM Network has 3 ...
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Hyper-V guest doesn't see the internet through external virtual switch

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials host with 1 NIC and I installed a Hyper-V guest of the same type (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). I added an external virtual switch (allowing management ...
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Remove hyper-v virtual switch extensions adapters from device manager

After reading the solution to this question I still cannot solve my problem. In my device manager I still see this virtual switch, but it's not present in my hyper-v manager and using the powershell ...
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Guest VMs cant reach each other on Different ESXi Servers

I have two vSphere EXSI 6 servers both setup with the same vSwitchs and connected to the same physical switches Server 1: eth0 => vlan143 (mapped to CORE/Management vSwitch) eht1 => vlan140 (...
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How to subnet in virtual SMB networks

I'm setting up a Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V role in a typically SMB environment (virtualized DC and Exchange on one single Host). Before, in the SBS times, there usually was one physical server, a ...
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Finding/Setting vSwitch for Ethernet Adapter

I have a virtualization host (could be either VSphere or SCVVM) that has four NICs, two 1 gbps and two 10 gbps. This machine hosts a VM on two vSwitches with unique names (such as vSwitch0 and ...
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How to block network connections between XenServer VMs using Open vSwitch?

I would like to block all network access between user VMs on a XenServer host so that users on each VM are unable to access any other user VM, or to sniff network traffic, no matter what. However I ...
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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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VMWare ESXI vNetworking - vSwitches bridged by multiple multiple Layer 2 bridge hosts

I want to create a multi-VM pfsense cluster ESXI. For those that are not familiar with pfsense, consider it a Free BSD based router/switch (with many features on top of it, but not necessary for this ...
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Can a virtual switch be depatched?

Is it possible to depatch a virtual switch; And is there any point to doing so on a virtual switch?
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 creates multiple vEthernet adapters

on our Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Free server, which will host the VM now running on an ESXi, I messed up launching twice the Add-VMNetworkAdapter cmdlet. These are the steps I took: create a ...
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Do ESXi vSwitches have their own mac address?

I'm in the process of trying to decommission a few subnets which are believed to be no longer in use. When I query the mac address table on the physical switch for the vlans associated with these ...
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Creating a bridged network in ESXi VSphere using VSphere client

I'm new to ESXi and i'm trying to configure a small server of guest machines, each running windows 7 starter. my goal is to let the workers connect to the ESXi server, get a windows "computer" and be ...
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How to configure NIC teaming on free VMWare ESXi 5.5?

There are articles online that describe this process for paid version of ESXi via VDS. My understanding is that VDS is not available on free ESXi version. We, however, do not need fully blown HA on ...
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Virtual network - tracert to local vm results in over 255 hops [closed]

Why does my tracert take over a maximum of 255 hops, when both vm's are on the same local network, hosted on my laptop? I have a laptop which is connected to my home router via wireless lan with ...
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How to remove a VLAN tag from a VSwitch (VSW) in LDom OVM SPARC

I have a OVM SPARC 3.x server and one of its switches is set with a vlan tag. In the example below the VSW has a VID of 200. How do I remove the tag? I cannot remove the vswitch, as other guests are ...
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Prevent Guests in same vSwitch talking to one another

Long story short. I would like to prevent guests in the same vSwitch from communicating to one another. I am at a loss as to how to make this happen. Any ideas please? I have been reading on ...
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VMware two vSwitches Guests can't communicate between them

I have some servers in this configuration: (complete configuration) And I am not able, from VMGuest1, to ping either VMGuest3 or VMGuest4. I can, however, ping Host1 and Host2, which are attached ...
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Link aggregation in ESXi 5.5 [closed]

I have a virtual machine on my ESXi server with Ubuntu installed on it. The server has 4 1Gb/s ports that I want to use them all for my virtual machine. An obvious (yet kinda stupid) way would be ...
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VMWare - Connecting two hosts (not physically connected) via a vSwitch

I have an esxi 5.5 host in Chicago and Dallas. Both servers are controlled by my vcenter server. I have a MySQL server in chicago that is accessed through an internal only vswitch from the servers on ...
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Promiscous mode on vmware workstation

I am trying to do the network setup in the openstack configuration on 3 Ubuntu vm with vmware workstation, but in order to work I get the following indication : If you are building your OpenStack ...
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How do I give label to vSwitches on VMWare?

I've searched extensively trying to name the vSwitches that I create, but all I can name them are "vSwitchX" where x= some number. How do I give these switches names? I'm using the Web Client. Thanks!...
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Emulate VMware vswitch on KVM [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about emulating how a standard vswitch works in KVM. In VMware you have the following: vmnic -> vswitch(tagged) -> port group (untagged) So all traffic going to the ...
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Automating Configuration of VMware's vSwitch (OpenStack/libvirt/Nova)

There's a lot of talk now about VMware integrating with OpenStack now. I've noticed that Nova network service is working with VMware's standard and vDS. Deploying a full OpenStack instance is not ...
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Esx 5.5 how to link vswitch1 with vswitch0?

I am not so good in virtual networking. The problem that I'm facing now is, I have 2 vswitches, vswitch1 and vswitch0. Vswitch0 has internet access and public ip. Vswitch1 has no adapter and has been ...
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Multiple subnets on VMware host

I have two VMware vSphere 5.1 hosts. Each host is connected via a switch to gateway 192.168.20.1. Currently both hosts have their vSwitches using network 192.168.20.0. I'd like to have the two ...
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Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?

When building a VM, you can select which virtual device type you would like a vNIC to be (E1000, VMXNET3, etc). After the VM is created, can you change the type of vNIC in use on a given connection (...
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VMWare vSwitch VLAN IDs and tagged/untagged ports

Similar to this question: What happens when a port is configured as ACCESS and is a part of VLAN 'X' and we get a packet of VLAN 'Y' on that port? Will the switch drop it or it will add a VLAN ...
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VMware ESX: Unable to delete PortGroup. 1 active ports

At work we have an ESX 4.1 cluster with some vlan's (Port Groups) configured on a vswitch on each host. A lot of these port groups aren't in use anymore so we decided to clean them up. We don't have ...
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Is Open vSwitch necessary for my setup?

I've been considering moving my VMware-based dedicated server to Linux using KVM/QEMU. The only major hurdle remaining is networking. My current setup is: NIC <---> Public vSwitch <---> ...
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VMware vSwitch and double tagging (QinQ)

I'm experiencing an issue while trying to pass double tagged through a vSwitch. A physical interface on the VMWare host machine is receiving double tagged traffic - the outer tag differentiates ...
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How to connect two vswitches in vsphere client 5? [closed]

We just had a server installed and the guy doing the installation put our server, internet access etc on one vswitch and then connected the other to our storage server, which obviously our VMs need to ...
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Hyper-V swich, give internal network access to Internet on Win 8

I'm running a lab environment on my W8 laptop, using Hyper-V. I've set up a virtual switch that's internal, but I would prefer to give the internal machines access to the internet. Ok, why not an ...
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Can 2 VMs communicate if not on the same vSwitch?

I have two vSwitches like this: On vSwitch0, I have 3 VMs. On vSwitch1, I have 1 VM. I want to know if it is possible for the VM on vSwitch1 to communicate with a VM on vSwitch0 without going ...
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VMware Distributed vSwitches (VDS) - Design, theory, *real* use cases and examples?

I'm starting to explore VMware Distributed Switches (dvSwitches or VDS) for use in existing and new installations. Assume VMware version 5.1 and newer with Enterprise Plus licensing. Prior to this, I'...
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vSwitch configuration with 12 uplinks

I have been doing a lot of research on vSwitch configurations, but I think I am more confused now after all of the reading that I have done. So here is my situation 3 ESX Hosts (12 nics each), 1 ...
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Hyper V 3 Server Core install VM will not route through physical NIC

I have installed Hyper V 3 Core. I created a windows server 2012 vm with a static IP address connected to an external vswitch which was binded to a separate physical NIC than what the management ...
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Block DHCP brodcasts with vSwitch

Is there a setting on a ESXi 5 vSwitch that will make it so DHCP broadcasts aren't forwarded to the rest of the network? I have a small micro server I'm testing some things out and I'd like a DHCP ...
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Separate virtual switches or just VLAN separation for isolated networks?

I am building a small setup of ESX5 servers. There will be different apps running for different companies on them. Each company has a VM that has one Internet facing vNIC and one vNIC facing to this ...
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Can you create ACLs with open vSwitch on XenServer 5.6FP1 without using the DVS appliance?

I have a pool of XenServer hosts running the Free version of XenServer 5.6 FP1. I was wondering if I change the network backend to use Open vSwitch if I can specify ACLs on individual network VIFs ...
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faking NAT with a VMware distributed switch across multiple hosts

I need to construct a NAT for certain machines within the network. Wish to do this with dvSwitch - as it seems the logical way of attacking the problem as in this scenario there's just under 30 hosts. ...