Stanleyj4201
Contributor
Contributor

Combining Vmotion and Provisioning Stack on single port

I'm curious if it is ok to enable the provisioning stack on the ports/network that are used for vmotion?   Recently I was storage vmotioning a disk on a shutdown VM and considering it took 2 hours for a 2tb drive i feel like it was using our standard network which is 1gb to move the disk instead of the SAN or the 10gb vmotion network.  

If I'm understanding correctly a cold migration will use the provisioning stack and if not specified on a port it will default to a managment NIC .   So i was wondering if its acceptable to enable the provisioning stack on the vmotion network to to use the higher bandwidth connection.

Thanks

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scott28tt
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As your post needs moving to the ESXi area, I have reported it to the moderators.

 


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