VMwaretester001
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vSphere Replication - Isolated networks

Hello All,

I am in the process of putting a vSphere replication system together and I have seen a couple of blogs with people saying that they are isolating their vSphere replication traffic from all of there normal vmware traffic.

Is this a normal way of setting vSphere replication up? Or is this a people playing around and then bloging about it?

Thanks for the help!

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daphnissov
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For large Enterprise installations this can be the way to go by using a combination of dedicated TCP/IP stacks and host uplinks. Steering traffic is also the only option for some enterprises that have to route that traffic across a separate fibre link to their remote site. Let your own requirements dictate how you design your replication network, not the requirements set fourth in someone else's blog article.

lucasitteam
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Thanks @daphnissov ​for writing the migration book. Excellent resource.

May I ask one question on it, I just do know if this is the right place for it.

We are migrating using  Inter-C-02. Since this is storage vMotion but using FC traffic will it use VMNIC (phy nics) or FC  SAN Switches?

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daphnissov
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That's a good question to ask. It should still use the vmkernel interfaces for vMotion first executing a svMotion and then a vMotion to move the memory contents.

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