All servers with pre-installed OS offered by Cherry Servers (with an exception of ESXI products) are already prepared with virtual network interface for VLAN traffic.
By default, VLAN at Cherry Servers use the same network interface card for traffic exchange between other VLAN members as traffic meant for internet usage. This means that VLAN traffic must be marked by a special VLAN ID number which each Cherry Servers user receives upon ordering their server. User servers participating in a VLAN need to have a tagged virtual network interface with their unique VLAN ID. This virtual network interface must be created using the main server’s network interface. That way network equipment can differ internet traffic from VLAN traffic coming from the same network interface card.
Example for VLAN with ID 2215:
Main NIC of server - eth0
Virtual VLAN NIC - eth0.2215
All servers with pre-installed OS offered by Cherry Servers (with an exception of ESXI products) are already prepared with virtual network interface for VLAN traffic. They are also assigned with private IP addresses. This gives users the use of VLAN right from the start without further need for configuration. Users will be able to view their VLAN interface and assigned private IP address with command “ip a”. If there is a need to use different private IP addresses we recommend using them from these ranges:
An example of Default VLAN setup is provided down below.