vmwaredude1
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max vswitch on a host

Folks,

There is some confusion about the max number of vswitch supported in a ESX box. Acc to max config guide it should be 127 but I have seen people telling it should be 248.

To test this, I am going to create a vswitch on my ESX box. Just wanted to know, does anyboy has a script to get this done quickly ?

I am talking about ESX 3.02 and NOT esx 3.5

Thanks

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Yattong
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hey good idea,

just use the command 'esxcfg-vswitch -a vswitch_name_or_number' with a bit of Excel to fill in the numbers for you.

(-a is to create a vswitch)

and put it in a .sh script and run it on the host.

p.s. dont for get to chmod +x it.

Good Luck

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vmwaredude1
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this is getting very strange. I cannot create beyond 61 vswitch it gives me a error message

esxcfg-vswitch -a 62

Failed to add vswitch: 62, Error: SysinfoException: NodeId(3) ; Status(195887110)= Limit exceeded; Message= Unable to Set

Earlier I thought it would go atleast till 127 now, it has stopped at 61.

THE ESX Ver is 3.0.2

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vmwaredude1
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Any idea folks ?

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