No, when you created the SEA in VIOS it connects (bridges) one physical Ethernet port to one Virtual Ethernet port. BOTH ports need to be trunk ports and the 802.1Q check box accomplishes that on the inside. It depends on the switch hardware how to accomplish that on the outside.

Remember that the internals of the firmware truly create an Ethernet Switch. (There can be more than one actually if you want to get picky.)

So the Trunk port connected to the VIOS bridge is a single connection carrying multiple virtual Lans into the virtual switch. Each partition then gets its own connections to that switch, you only need to select the correct VLAN for those connections. There is no relationship whatever between the port numbers and the vlan numbers.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 7/30/2014 10:08 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Yes it makes sense. The Devil is in the details.
Do I have to run a series of more vios commands to create another virtual
ethernet adapter and then use that number in the "Virtual Ethernet adapter
Adapter ID" field in a new virtual ethernet adapter for the client

Rob Berendt

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