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Migrate a vsphere 6 host from a vds to a different vds

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Within the same vcenter, how to move an ESXi 6 host's networking from one virtual distributed switch to a different virtual distributed switch?

 

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IRIX201110141
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  1. Host into MM
  2. Free up one single NIC
  3. Migrate all VMKs back to a vSS and one NIC
  4. Leave the vDS
  5. Join the other vDS
  6. Migrate the VMKs

A single host can have multiple vDS if you have enough NICs for the uplinks.

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Joerg

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Thanks!

This worked perfectly - except for reassigning the VM network for the two VMs I was trying to migrate to new vds. 

Host probably has to be in MM which does not allow running VMs on the host. I was hoping to do this live. Not to be.

Regards,

Robin

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IRIX201110141
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  1. Host into MM
  2. Free up one single NIC
  3. Migrate all VMKs back to a vSS and one NIC
  4. Leave the vDS
  5. Join the other vDS
  6. Migrate the VMKs

A single host can have multiple vDS if you have enough NICs for the uplinks.

Regards,
Joerg

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The "Add and Manage Hosts..." wizard - which you can launch from the new vDS - lets you add the host, and reconfigure settings in a single step. Once done, you can remove the host from the old vDS.

André

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brrrd
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Thanks IRIX.

Yes - I know this method. I was hoping that I could do the old-vds to new-vds live with no or little interruption to running VMs on the host. Of course, MM does not allow running VMs.

I should have included this "requirement" in my original post.

 

Thanks,

Robin

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brrrd
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Thanks!

This worked perfectly - except for reassigning the VM network for the two VMs I was trying to migrate to new vds. 

Host probably has to be in MM which does not allow running VMs on the host. I was hoping to do this live. Not to be.

Regards,

Robin

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