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Vmware_Moron
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How do I assign guest machines to a specific physical nic?

Hello,

Pardon my ignorance. I like to improve perfomance by assigning specific physical NIC to my guest machines. How do I do this from Virtual Center?

Thank you in advance.

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Troy_Clavell
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pNICS are assigned to vSwitches, so if you have extra pNICS, you could create a new vSwitch and add the pNIC

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Troy_Clavell
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pNICS are assigned to vSwitches, so if you have extra pNICS, you could create a new vSwitch and add the pNIC

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atbnet
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Virtual Machines connect to virtual networks named "virtual machine port groups".

You can have several port groups on a virtual switch.

Each virtual switch has 0 or more physical network cards.

What you could do is create a virtual switch with 1 physical nic or more and then create a new virtual machine port group.

Then assign only the virtual machines you want to use that physical nic to that port group.

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Vmware_Moron
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Thanks for the response.

I've assigned one additional physical NIC to my "VM Network" port group and both physical NIC says "Negotiate" under "Network Adapters".

I assume this means the network traffic from my guest machines are being split/carried into my two physical NIC - yes?

Also, do I need to specify additional virtual NIC when I create my virtual guest in order to take advantage of physical NIC?

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