Please consider following scenario:
PG A has following NIC teaming policy:
Let say physical SW transmits a ARP for VM's IP on f2. What will VSW do next? Will it discard this ARP because it is received on standby vmnic2? Or will it transmit it to VM ?
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With the mentioned settings (even with default failover&teaming), a VM's virtual network adapter will be mapped to a vmnic at power on, and will only send/receive traffic through that vmnic.
Thanks for your response!!
But I see different behavior:
Test set up:
VMNIC2 is active, VMNIC 3 is stand by.
VMNIC2--------gig0/13 Physical SW
Physiacl sw set up:
int gig 0/14
switchport mode trunk
switch trunk encapsulation dot1q
switch trunk allowed vlan 24
int vlan 24
ip address 18.104.22.168/24
Ubuntu wire shark machine:
Ping issued to 22.214.171.124 from physical SW, is send out of gig 0/14, connected standby port VMNIC3.
Ubuntu does see arp packet from physical switch
So we do see traffic received on standby uplink is forwarded to attached VM. Is this expected behavior ?
Do you see mac address of vmnic3 in the capture
can u use esxtop and type n to see to which network card vm is mapped to