How to Configure VLANs for VMware Cloud Hardware Plan

If you are a service provider and set up a VMware cloud hardware plan, you must first configure networking for tenants’ VM replicas. The service provider must allocate a range of VLANs to Veeam Cloud Connect. This can be done in the following steps:

  1. Get the ESXi host or VMware vCenter server in the service provider virtualization environment where the tenants’ VM replicas will be registered:
  • For a ESXi host run Get-VBRServer with Type parameter: ESXi.
  • For a VMware vCenter server run Get-VBRServer with Type parameter: VC.
  • Save the result to the $server variable.
  1. Get the array of virtual switches located on ESXi host: run Get-VBRViVirtualSwitch and save the result to the $switcharray variable.
  2. Get the specific virtual switch:
  • Use the properties of the $switcharray object to get the switches located on ESXi host.
  • Select the needed switch.
  • Save the result to the $switch variable.
  1. Allocate a range of VLANs to Veeam Cloud Connect:
  • Run New-VBRCloudVLANConfiguration with the $server and $switch variables.
  • Indicate the range for VLANs with internet connection and the range of VLANs without internet connection.

How to Configure VLANs for VMware Cloud Hardware Plan Note:

The total number of VLANs reserved for Veeam Cloud Connect Replication must be equal to or exceed the total number of all tenants' production networks.

$server = Get-VBRServer -Type ESXi -Name "ESXi Host"

$switcharray = Get-VBRViVirtualSwitch -Server $server

$switch = $switcharray[0]

New-VBRCloudVLANConfiguration –Server $server -ViVirtualSwitch $switch –FirstVLANWithInternet 1 –LastVLANWithInternet 30 –FirstVLANWithoutInternet 31 –LastVLANWithoutInternet 60