Thanks for your feedback Joe! Truly apreciate it. I managed to solve it. It turned out to be an issue with the configuration in my VMWare environment. In our testing environment we have HA and SDRS configured which move VMs around the hosts. Turns out that for a vSwitch to connect two hosts merely using Layer 2 capabilities both VMs must be in the same host. When adjusting this particular issue the connectivity was restored.
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