I'm setting up a new UCS host and it has 6 nics available.
2 onboard 2 - dual port PCI cards
Traffic is broken down into 4 port groups: Apps, web, DB, Standard
I'm trying to figure out what best route might be for getting proper redundancy, efficiency and the simplest management. Bandwidth is not a concern.
Is it best to create one vswitch that has all 6 physical nics teamed together and assign all the port groups? This way you could lose two physical cards and still two ports are up? or Take a single port from each device and create a vswitch then assign certain port groups?
Also what might be the best option for traffic routing. The default of using the port ID seems to not be the most suggested method, but the others appear to require some network switch configuration which i do not have access to at the moment.