mure79it
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vswitch name for HA

Hi,

i have a doubt. In HA environment must be the same the name of the Vswitch or the name of Virtual Machine Port Group?

Thanks,

Moreno

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AntonVZhbankov
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VM is connected to portgroup, so to use HA you should have portgroups with the same name on all ESX servers. But this portgroups can reside on any vSwitch.


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AndreTheGiant
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vSwitch can be different, for example for number of uplink adapters.

VM port group must match (with the same label) or guest will loose network connectivity after a HA restart or after a VMotion.

Other portgroup used by HA heartbeat (vmkernel and service console) must be homogenous (the name could be not important, but the network address must be in same address space).

Andre

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bulletprooffool
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It is always worth using matching vSwitch names and portGroup names in orde rto standardise your configuration, but vSwitch names is not critical.

doing so, means you can use a script like :http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/virtuallysi/2009/04/02/esx-healthcheck-script-winner

in order to help resolve any HA / DRS and cluster issues you may have.

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
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