tractng
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Creation of Virtual Port Group (standard switch)

Hi,

Can somebody confirm that I will need to create a port group for each physical host (ESXi) on the cluster?  I have 5 hosts and manage them using vCenter (6.5)  I need to create a new VLAN ID and assign that to the new port group.

Also how would I test its communication of the new created VLAN/port group besides creating a new VM and assigning the network?  Can I SSH into vCenter and ping the gateway of the new VLAN?

My lab setup is down so I just want to verify here first.

Thanks,

TT

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scott28tt
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scott28tt
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Can somebody confirm that I will need to create a port group for each physical host (ESXi) on the cluster?

Yes, it is recommended to have the vSwitch and port group settings consistent across hosts - if not you could have VMs which are only able to run on a subset of the hosts in your cluster rather than all of your hosts.

Also how would I test its communication of the new created VLAN/port group besides creating a new VM and assigning the network?

Test with a VM

Can I SSH into vCenter and ping the gateway of the new VLAN?

Better to do testing from another system, your vCenter Server may not need access to that network anyway


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tractng
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Thanks for the feedback.

TT

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