VMware Lab 7: Using Standard Switches

Task 1: View the Standard Switch Configuration  & Task 2: Create a standard Switch with a Virtual Machine Port Group

The first thing do is to view the switches that we have connected to the ESXi host that we are using the majority of the time. Once we have had a look at the standard switch, we need to create another switch, for this, we need to actually create another Nic. As well as doing this we needed to “connect it” by pressing the space bar. Once this is done we will go through the wizard to create another Switch.

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The new switch should look like the one below.

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Note: I had issues with this because it first showed up like below, all that we needed to do was to take out the extra physical adapters and they become available. 

THree Nics.PNG

Task 3: Attach Your Virtual Machine to the New Virtual Machine Port Group

was to attach a VM to a port group. This was riddled with a whole lot of issues because there werent many things set up.  So first of all we needed to create a VM. This was created but there was an issue that i didnt have enough resources, and this turned out to just be a simple connection of the CPU which is an option that is by default not turned on. So once you get through that, you need to mount an ISO onto your ESXI. From here the VM you have created will be able to use this as an OS. Below you can see the effect of doing it this way, we are able to install the mounted ISO.Instaltion of Windows 8.PNG

So after this we get to go through and set up the setup configuration as shown below.  I suggest doing this a different color to the one you have previously used for the VM your currently using.

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Once this is done we need to check the Ip address.  Now I know its confusing as we’re installing a VM inside of a VM. Below is the Ip address it is given.Ambers Vm inside of a Vm ip adress.PNG

Now we have this Ip address we need to set up DHCP to give it an address so it can connect into the domain and network.  So we need to navigate back to the DC01 and install DHCP and create a new scope as shown below.

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Once this is completed we need to go back to the VM we have only just created on the ESXI host. At this stage I restarted the secondary VM to refresh it , im not enterly sure this is nessacery. But once it was started this poped up automatically so now I know its part of the domain.

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So as you can see from below we have a network assigned Ip address and we are able to ping the DC01.

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