SWITCHING TOPOLOGY USING CISCO VIOS – Using Vmware WorkStation

In my previous post, I described how to connect 4 switches using ESXi.

As you are aware that Vios-L2 image only takes 384 Mb of Ram ( I have assigned 512 MB) we can build the same topology using Vmware Workstation.

However using Vmware Workstation there can be maximum of 19 Adapters only.

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In Order to meet the above requirement, we need 13 cables.

We need to go to Vmware Workstation — Edit — Virtual Network Editor.

The very important step here is that we need to add the network making sure we UNSELECT ( Connect a host virtual adapter to this network) and also UNSELECT ( Use Local DHCP Service) and hit apply.

You need to repeat the procedure for number of cables you need in your topology. I did this for 13 times.Featured image

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Below are the screen shots of my network adapter settings from the 4 switches :

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Once you do the above settings and start the switches

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Below is the network Diagram for the same.

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Hope this helps!!!!!

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