Re: Physical vs logical cabling


I’ll take a moment to draw something other than in ASCII art over this weekend, then update this reply with it.

If you had a Dot1Q trunk between the 2960 and ESXi host, you could do it with a single cable between the two, and three standard vSwitches; one for each VLAN. The ESXi host would do the Dot1Q tagging for you. If your ESXi host had multiple Ethernet jacks, you could do it with one physical cable per VLAN, and it might help to imagine it that way at first. It’s a waste of good copper though, once you have Dot1Q mastered.

This post is unfinished; again, I’ll come back with a drawing over the weekend.