I have ordered a 4 port Gigabit card for my home server.
It is running ESXi and I have successfully installed OpenWrt 21.02.3.
I am thinking about the following network design, but would appreciate some guidance if anybody is running a similar setup.
Gi0/0 = WAN port = DHCP client
Gi0/1 = LAN port = OpenWrt's LAN port in the form of a dot1q trunk to managed switch.
Gi0/3 = ESXi's connection to the LAN. This will provide ESXi management and LAN connectivity for the other VMs.
Other switch ports/VLANs will connect to my LAN devices, Wi-Fi access point and Work VLAN.
Will this work?
If I configure OpenWrt LAN interface with a static IP address in ESXi and set the OpenWrt VM to 'start at power on', will the network establish correctly?