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Difference between VMnet and VLAN


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#1 Nagelfar

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 10:41 AM

Hello everyone, I do not know if this question has been asked before but I want to know exactly what's the difference between a VMnet as used in VMWare Workstation and VLANs. Thanks!


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

vmnet is a virtual switch whereas vlan is a virtual lan within a switch



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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:40 PM

I see, so imagine if I were to simulate an environment with two different networks, having one network as a victim while the other as an attacker, so as to simulate attacks coming from an external network, would that require me to configure the hosts in 2 different VMnets without any VLANs present?

 

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