GreyOwl
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NSX-V and two vDS

Hello mates, sorry for a simple question.

My customer has a cluster of 3 hosts and they're all connected to two vDS (each host is connected to vDS1 and vDS2). We are planning to deploy NSX-V in this cluster.

Is it possible to use both vDS in NSX? As I see we can use only one vDS, because when we configure VXLAN Transport Parameters we can select only one vDS. But the customer is not sure. Am I correct?

Thanks

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Sreec
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VMware Employee

To be precise, overlay traffic is limited to transit via a single VDS  with a VLAN ID, an MTU size, an IP addressing mechanism, and a NIC teaming policy. The host can have more than VDS for different reasons. 

Cheers,
Sree | CKA|CKAD|VCIX-3X| VCAP-4X| VExpert 5x
GreyOwl
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>> The host can have more than VDS for different reasons

But we can create VXLAN logical segments use only one VDS, right? 

 

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Sreec
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VMware Employee

Yes, during the cluster preparation we are limited with selecting one of the DVS . If you have multiple clusters with unique DVS , you need to select that DVS which is mapped to that cluster. 

Cheers,
Sree | CKA|CKAD|VCIX-3X| VCAP-4X| VExpert 5x
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GreyOwl
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Thank you very much!

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