yes,, and I see that as the issue...vlan1 is 192.168.10.15 and i tried to add vlan2 as 192.168.10.25 ..ips are provided by our it dept for the dmz...is there a way just to use static routing to get IPs in VLAN1 to talk to IPs in VLAN2
also, i am wondering if i need to create a new vSwitch with a new IP in a different subnet and then assign and IP to VLAN2 within that subnet and set up teh routing on the switch ?
i was thinking vlan1 as 192.168.10.15, vlan2 as 192.160,10.10, create a new vswitch and the nics are in vlan2.... i am not sure about this or if there has to be a trunk port?
Those IP addresses would be fine if your using something like a /24 subnet. The connection would only need to be Trunk mode if the vswitch has clients in both VLANs. If all clients on the vswitch are intended for one VLAN, then access mode will be fine.
this goes back to the original set up.
the ESXi console is on vSwitch 0 along with a few VMs.
These reside on the default VLAN1 (192.168.10.15) which also has the connection to the DMZ allowing the users to access the VMs in VLAN1
VLAN2 has a set of 7 developer VMs.
The issue is, the access to the VMs is via VLAN1.
Currently, If a user tries to access VMs via RDP in VLAN2, they cannot connect.