vmwaredude1
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Notify switches option is set to "yes"

Folks, can some one please tell me - What happens, when we set the notify switches option in the properties of the Vswitch -

1) Is the physical switch notified when the virtual nic link state changes, OR

2) Is the physical switch is notified when a virtual nic location changes

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jrenton
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The Notify Switches option is designed to reduce latecy in the vMotion process. Therefore when a failover occurs ESX informs the physical switch that the vNIC has moved. So Option2 is correct.

John

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