beckhamk
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port groups (number of nics)

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I understand that to vMotion a vm between esx hosts that the network configurations need to match (port groups/virtual switches).

I would like to know as long as the port groups and virtual switches match between all hosts, does it matter how many nics are assigned to a virtual switch for vMotion to work?

Example:

ESX host: Host1 - vSwitch2 with port groups A, B - has vmnic2, vmnic3

ESX host: Host2 - vSwitch2 with port groups A, B - has vmnic2, vmnic3, vmnic5

Will vmotion still work in this scenario. I am thinking as long as the port groups and vSwitches match, it doesnt care about the number of nics being used.

Thanks in advance!

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joshp
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You are correct. It doesn't matter if you don't have the same number of physical NICs assigned to a vSwitch for vMotion to work.

VCP 3, 4

www.vstable.com

VCP 3, 4 www.vstable.com

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joshp
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You are correct. It doesn't matter if you don't have the same number of physical NICs assigned to a vSwitch for vMotion to work.

VCP 3, 4

www.vstable.com

VCP 3, 4 www.vstable.com

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AndreTheGiant
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The requirement is that the label of the PortGroups must match.

A good practice is to match also the number of vSwithes (but it is not strictly required).

Andre

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