I have a silly question for the forum... Unfortunately I don't have the resources to test this myself right now.
I'm running SRM soft tests of front and back-end Oracle servers. I want to build a sandbox for the VMs so they can communicate with each other, but not traverse any live networks. I would prefer not to vMotion the VMs around during the tests (I would like them to run on different ESXi hosts).
Could I use a standard DVS with no uplinks and a single port group to achieve this? If this is even possible, how would VM traffic communicate between the ESXi hosts?