In part of implementing additional Veeam Backup & Recovery servers as part of Atlantic Metro’s managed backup service, and supporting our Cloud/vmware managed hosting and disaster recovery environments, the need for having isolated 802.1q VLANs for inter-site communication was established. Researching how to implement this functionality on Google yielded minimal results and nothing very concrete as to how to accomplish this short of using Powershell. We’ve created this article to help explain the procedure for implementing this functionality. Using Windows Server 2012 R2 (It will work on 2012 original as well), this feature can be enabled by using the NIC Teaming application that is accessible within Server Manager.
To implement VLAN tagging, go in to NIC Teaming within the Server Manager interface. From there, within the Adapters and Interfaces screen, click on Team Interfaces.
Click the Tasks drop-down and select Add Interface.
Enter your new logical interface’s name, and select a VLAN ID.
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