chicagovm
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Policy exception configuartion for SC standby nic

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I previously had issues with my configuration for a standby SC nic.

I tested the failover to the standby nic one night and the standby nic did not kick in. Nothing happened the server was offline until I plugged the vmnic for the SC back in.

I currently DO NOT have port group / vSwtich policy set as the screen print attached. Question:

Does anyone have any experience with policys and standby NICs for the SC?

I have a feeling the fix will be to set the load Balancing to - "USE EXPLICIT FAILOVER ORDER"

Any thoughts / comments?

Thanks all

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Since the SC does not load balance, its portgroup should have Explicit Failover Order set. Load balancing is based off 2 or more VMs sharing the same portgroup, with only 1, the SC, load balancing is superflous.


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Edward L. Haletky

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Since the SC does not load balance, its portgroup should have Explicit Failover Order set. Load balancing is based off 2 or more VMs sharing the same portgroup, with only 1, the SC, load balancing is superflous.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

Blue Gears and SearchVMware Pro Blogs: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll

Top Virtualization Security Links: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Top_Virtualization_Security_Links

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill

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chicagovm
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So do you generally use the port group policys or vSwtich policys as the "overseer" of policys?

thanks alot for the reply

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Since I use 1 vSwitch per network, I use vSwitch policies, but if you are combining networks on the same vSwitch, then I would use portgroups.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

Blue Gears and SearchVMware Pro Blogs: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll

Top Virtualization Security Links: http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Top_Virtualization_Security_Links

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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chicagovm
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Ahh.. thats an interesting and helpful reply!

I currenly use one port group per vSwtich.. so I guess ill practice the same.

Obrigado:D

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