awesense
Contributor
Contributor

not able to add VMs to port group containing vnknic

Is there any reason I shouldn't be able to add a VM to a port group that contains a vmknic?  That port group doesn't show up as an option.

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its by design - you cant use a portgroup with the vmk for vm-traffic. you have to create a "normal" portgroup to that virtual switch so the vm can use the uplinks for its traffic

do you have standard switches or distributed switches ?

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awesense
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Contributor

Just standard switches.  I see that if I just add another port group to the same vSwitch, the VMs with in port groups of the same vSwitch can reach each other.

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thats the designed way to work

scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

A port group is either for VMs or for the VMkernel, not both.

So if you add a VMkernel NIC to a port group it ceases to be a port group for VMs.


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