nmedard
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Dvs and STD switch

Hello,

I have 2 ESX running ESXi 5.0 U3 in a cluster.

The VMs are using the DVs switch.

Now I need to upgrade firmware and patches ESX and due to lack of ressources only one ESXi will not have enough ressources to hold all vms.

I have another ESXi and want to add it the the cluster but I can't enable DVS on it(lack of network port). 

My questions are as follows:

1. Is this possible to have a cluster with 2 ESXi with DVS and 1ESX with STD switch?

2.  Can I live migrate the VMs from an ESXi which is using DVS to the ESX that has only STD switch?

Thanking you in advance

Regards

Nicolas

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JinuV
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You can migrate VM from ESXi DV to ESXi STD ,but you need to  have same port group available in STD Switch

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nmedard
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Ok thank you Jinuv....

If I got it well....

If in my cluster the DVswitch has for example vlan100, vlan200, vlan300, vlan400, after adding the new esx to the cluster, I have to manually create these VLANS on the new STD switch of the new ESXi?  And I will be able tho live migrate VM from ESXi with DVS to ESX with STD without any downtime?

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