DanReynolds
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VMware View and Distributed Switches

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I was planning on converting my current vSwitches to distributed switches - using the normal procedures...

Is there any impact on View? Anything I need to watch out for?

Thanks

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sjesse
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No, I've been doing it for a few years now with no issues. I've been using static elastic ports, the only "issue" I've seen is sometimes you need to manually increase the port count, but in general the default 8 it does on its own is enough. Some people suggest ephemeral, but certain view features require static to work correctly. I think its assigning multiple portgroups to a single desktop pool, but I can't remember, its in the horizon documentation

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sjesse
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No, I've been doing it for a few years now with no issues. I've been using static elastic ports, the only "issue" I've seen is sometimes you need to manually increase the port count, but in general the default 8 it does on its own is enough. Some people suggest ephemeral, but certain view features require static to work correctly. I think its assigning multiple portgroups to a single desktop pool, but I can't remember, its in the horizon documentation

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DanReynolds
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The whole port count thing did mess with my head a little bit. I have a 3 node cluster, and I was going to devote 3 physical NICs per node to this particular switch.

I will try to find that in the documentation, didn't know where to start. After all this time - I don't RTFM much anymore. Only about 80 actual desktops but they are busy and I want to use the load balancing feature of VDS.

Does that sound right?

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sjesse
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IF they are all on the same vlan just create a portgroup with 88 ports and deploy your virtual desktops. That should work with static fixed and elastic, I prefer the elastic since there is a limit, but 80 is no where close.

BenFB
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Back on Horizon 5.x there was a KB article that recommended using ephemeral port groups which has since been removed. When we moved to Horizon 7 we found ephemeral no longer works and went with static.

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