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The vLAN is defined on the port group so simply adding extra uplinks as you have suggested wont help.
You could simply create 2 similar port groups then append the site name after one so they can use the correct VLAN and it would be easy to identify? Im assuming you aren't using NSX also
If a VLAN isn't trunked to a host then any VMs attempting to use a port group on that VLAN would lose connectivity
On creating two port groups with different names: I guess I wanted them to be the same (as was suggested in other posts). Perhaps I'm thinking VSS's instead of VDS's, but I wanted vMotion to be seamless and fewer/no manual tasks for an inter-site vmotion event.
I think my question is around the uplinks - can I have uplinks defined such that vMWare knows that specific vlans must only be down specific uplinks? I see the uplink has the box that defines the vlans - I don't know if thats for a filtering type purpose, or if thats actively used in decisions about which NIC to use to send outbound traffic (as would kinda be needed in this case). Thanks!