Hi. I thought I would ask in the NSX forum even though it is not NSX related, but is an issue from the NSX validated design.
We have our Management network on a VDS Ephemeral port, per the Validate design. So we have our vCenter’s and PSC’s on this port group.
I notice if I power off one of the appliances, and power it back on it will not get network until I disconnect the VM vNic and reconnect it.
Is this a bug somewhere? I want to move just the management portion back to Standard switches, but we want to adhere to the Validated Design.
This caught me off-guard when I powered off a PSC to snapshot it before an upgrade, and it didn’t come back on the network and of course vCenter was not accessible, so I had to login to ESXi host and disconnect. I was about to repoint vCenter to another PSC, but tried this first.
Just curious why this behavior with Ephemeral port. Thanks,,,
It sounds strange. What versions of ESXi and vCenter are you using?
I did some digging and found this article: Protecting a Distributed Switch with Ephemeral Binding - Wahl Network
I hope it helps you as it may not be the answer you want (i.e. is it a bug) but it provides a useable workaround.