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AndreaScarabell
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vSAN ESA and additional 10GbE nic cards

Hi all!

We all know vSAN ESA is (today) available as vSRN, so that means the rules for adding hw to that nodes are clear:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/90343

But what about adding nics NOT dedicated or shared with vSAN ESA traffic? Is it supported to add a 10 GbE nic card to an ESA node not for vSAN traffic? I'm thinking about VM traffic for example.

And yes: it's all about trying to save money for switch ports

Thanks
Andrea.

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TheBobkin
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@AndreaScarabell, I can't see any issues with that - ReadyNode allows adding additional ESXi-supported NICs and you aren't using them for vSAN traffic so there should be no strict requirements of bandwidth/throughput etc. .

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TheBobkin
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@AndreaScarabell, I can't see any issues with that - ReadyNode allows adding additional ESXi-supported NICs and you aren't using them for vSAN traffic so there should be no strict requirements of bandwidth/throughput etc. .

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Correct, fully supported.