Trunking through a layer 2 switch

  • This is really a networking question rather than a pfSense question, but hopefully no one will take offense.

    I'm tunking from a port in my pfSense appliance directly to a server running VMWare ESXi. I'm thinking about adding a second ESXi server and running it on the same trunk. Since I don't have any spare ports on my pfSence box, and since both servers will use the same trunk; is it possible to use a standard layer 2 switch for the trunk, or will that mess up the VLan tags?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You would need to use a managed switch that also has the same trunking and vlans configured on it on the ports you're using.

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