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I have a quick and simple question hopefully. I have about 20 new ESXI servers I need to add to a pre-existing distributed switch. I only have one vmk0 assigned to hypervisors using the standard switch. In the end, after associating the ESXI host to the distributed switch, I will ultimately have 4 total.

My question is, should I create the other VMK kernels first and assign a network/VLAN IP then add the host to the distributed switch -OR- should I add the host to the distributed switch, then create the new vmk kernels?

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First add all ESXI host using your vmk0, to existing Distributed switch, and then create required other vmkernel interface , because you will have port group available and you wont need to migrate all vmkernel interface  while adding esxi host.

Technically either ways its fine.

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You can follow this article 

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/8.0/vsan-network-design-guide/GUID-91E1CD6F-33A6-4AC6-BC22...

 

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memaad
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First add all ESXI host using your vmk0, to existing Distributed switch, and then create required other vmkernel interface , because you will have port group available and you wont need to migrate all vmkernel interface  while adding esxi host.

Technically either ways its fine.

Mohammed | Mark it as helpful or correct if my suggestion is useful.
RajeevVCP4
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You can follow this article 

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/8.0/vsan-network-design-guide/GUID-91E1CD6F-33A6-4AC6-BC22...

 

Rajeev Chauhan
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wilmars75
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Thanks for the feedback!

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