VLAN names, values, and examples for VMware vSphere 7.0

VMware vSphere 7.0 uses unique naming practices for VLAN names, port group names, and example values. These example values are provided for Dell EMC AMP and VxBlock System documentation. You can work with your Dell Technologies Sales Engineer to customize naming requirements. Unique naming is imperative for autonomous computing, containers, and the use of APIs and custom scripting to manage virtual infrastructure.

Port Groups

Distributed port group names contain specific information to determine the function and location of the port group. The port group names contain:
  • Region or physical site
  • Domain type (AMP management or VxBlock System workload)
  • Cluster number
  • VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) number
  • Identifies the port group and explains the function of the port group within the environment.

VLAN IDs and names

The switch and Cisco UCSM VLAN IDs are example values that use the same methodology as the port group names, without VMware object information. The VLAN IDs and names contain:
  • Region or physical site
  • Domain serviced by the VLAN (AMP management or VxBlock System workload). The domain section does not have a associated number because VLAN IDs in the physical infrastructure can span workload domains or VMware vCenter Servers.
  • VMware object information that is not required in the physical infrastructure is not shown.
  • Tthe VLAN type and the function of that VLAN within the environment.
The following figure shows the management port group connected to VMware VDS in San Francisco (Region A):
The following figure shows the Los Angeles (Region B) data center:
The following example shows VMware vSphere vMotion port group connected to VMware VDS in the San Francisco (Region A) data center:

When NSX is deployed, cluster 01 of the workload may be the dedicated NSX edge cluster.

The following example shows the Los Angeles (Region B) data center:

When NSX is deployed, cluster 01 of the workload may be the dedicated NSX edge cluster.

The following example shows the San Francisco (Region A) data center:
The following example shows the Los Angeles (Site B) data center: