Auto Deploy: How to PXE boot without the use of native VLAN’s

Today I visited a client who's routed network does not allow native VLAN’s.  Normally the VMkernel network to PXE-boot your ESXi hosts must be a native VLAN and it's probably also designed that way. If you want to use VLANs in your Auto Deploy environment, you must set up the end to end networking properly. When the host is PXE booting, the network card must be set up to tag the frames with proper VLAN ID. You must do this manually by making the correct changes in the BIOS (if … [Read more...]