Hello Jmozdzen,

Thank you for your detailed and excellent response. I have been away from networking for a little while and was operating under the general assumption that everything had to be tagged on both ends since I am used to dealing with switches, hardware, etc. Your explanation makes perfect sense.

I did do an initial quick test and I was able to get out of the virtual switch, but did not test side to side yet. Interestingly enough, the host itself can no longer can communicate with the guest. I believe this is expected. Nevertheless, is there a solution that would get me both?

Thank you again for your efforts!

Regards,
WS