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How many physical link (vmnic) NSX-T need ?

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Hi to all...

I know that NSX-T 3.x with ESXi 7.x can use VDS, so it can use vmnic linked to vds.

BUT... If I've ESXi 6.7 , NSX-T must use NVDS for Uplink and VTEP.

My answer is...

Can I use the same NVDS in host profile and uplink (edge) profile ?

In this way I need only two physical link for NSX-T traffic.

Otherwise, if these profiles need two NVDS, I need of 4 vmnic to connect to this switch.

 

Can you help me ?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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CyberNils
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Yes, looks good 🙂



Nils Kristiansen
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CyberNils
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You can get away with only two pNICs.

Check this out and let us know if you have any more questions:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/installation/GUID-3770AA1C-DA79-4E95-960A-96...

 



Nils Kristiansen
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Hi @CyberNils , thanks for your answer.

In this article it is also indicated that the vmk0 is delivered through the NVDS.

 

My hosts has 6 vmnic.

I would like to use these nics in this way:

  • 2 nics (vmnic0-vmnic1) for Management and vMotion
  • 2 nics (vmnic2-vmnic3) for VDS Production Traffic (VLAN)
  • 2 nics (vmnic4-vmnic5) for NVDS (TEP and Edge/Uplink) traffic (Geneve)

Is this design possible ?

I don't want to migrate the vmk0 to the NVDS

Thanks

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CyberNils
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Yes, looks good 🙂



Nils Kristiansen
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MinoDC
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Thanks @CyberNils 

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