I got an issue on accessing Virtual WLC’s GUI in my home LAB network and I have been trying to figure out why for a few days.
vWLC is installed on ESXi which is installed on VMware Workstation on Windows 10. vWLC’s management interface is assigned an IP 172.16.10.5 (with default getway 172.16.10.1/24) which on VLan 10. I have set these up during vWLC installation process via Console interface.
On ESXi switch, I created a Trunk & assigned VM vWLC into it. The uplink of the switch is attached VMnic2 which is bridged to my physical network 172.16.10.0/24 via a USB to Ethernet adapter. The adapter is set an IP 172.16.10.100/24.
My question is why I’m not able to access vWLC’s GUI via its IP 172.16.10.5 from another computer which I directly connect to the USB to Ethernet adapter on the same network???
I will be connecting a physical switch into the USB to Ethernet adapter and a attach the router into it.
At the moment, I just test if vWLC’s GUI can be accessed from a computer which I connect directly to the adapter as I have mentioned. Btw, ping from the computer to vWLC fails.
Do you think because vWLC doesn’t understand untagged packets sent to the adapter from the PC? as I set the vWLC’s management interface on Vlan 10.
I will upload a layout image of virtual switch that I set on ESXi and hope it’ll make my explanation clearer.
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.