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Explaining dv Uplink Groups

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Hi, Could someone please kindly explain dv uplink groups when creating a dvSwitch and what the random numbers are 219 and 222

Nicholas VCP6
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Uplink group are used by vmware to connect the "logical" port-group used by Virtual Machines/VMkernel Interface/Service console to the real network.

When you add an host and its interfaces to a dvswitch you're adding them to the dvuplink group.

If you go on the configuration/networkin/distributed virtual switch of an host, you will see the virtual switch in the middle of the screen, the portgroup on the left and the dvuplinks on the right.

The number seems just a random number so that every dvuplink is called differently (for example we have renamed all the dvuplink/dvswitch to domething more readable).

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Uplink group are used by vmware to connect the "logical" port-group used by Virtual Machines/VMkernel Interface/Service console to the real network.

When you add an host and its interfaces to a dvswitch you're adding them to the dvuplink group.

If you go on the configuration/networkin/distributed virtual switch of an host, you will see the virtual switch in the middle of the screen, the portgroup on the left and the dvuplinks on the right.

The number seems just a random number so that every dvuplink is called differently (for example we have renamed all the dvuplink/dvswitch to domething more readable).

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Ok, and does actual port group inherit policies and configurations from a dvuplink group?

Nicholas VCP6
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no, the normal dvPortgroups will not inherit the configuraion of uplink dvportgroups. The uplink dvPortgroups are there to connect pNICs to vDS.

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