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


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VMware vCenter Server VMware vSphere ESXi


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



VMware ESX 4.0.x
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1
VMware vCenter Server 5.0.x
VMware ESXi 4.0.x Installable
VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x
VMware ESXi 4.0.x Embedded
VMware vCenter Server 4.0.x
VMware vCenter Server 4.1.x
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
VMware ESXi 4.1.x Embedded
VMware ESXi 4.1.x Installable
VMware ESX 4.1.x


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.在 vNetwork Distributed Switch 上配置专用 VLAN (PVLAN)
vSphere Distributed Switch 上のプライベート VLAN(PVLAN)の構成