Anfernee86
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Failover between vswifs on vDS

Here is my scenario: vswif0 (10.10.50.11/24 on vmnic0) and vswif1 (10.10.60.11/24 on vmnic1) are on two separate vDS switches and subnets. Each have one vmnic assigned to them. With both vmnics connected, I can ping both addresses. If I unplug vmnic0's network cable, both vswifs go down (if I unplug vswif1, only 10.10.60.11 goes down). I am new to vDS. How would I set up redundancy for Service Console in this scenario? Unfortunately, it is too late to add any more vmnics to the vDS.

Also, I noticed I can only assign one of their gateways in as the gateway? For example, I can only put 10.10.50.1 or 10.10.60.1 as a gateway for both vswif interfaces, but never 50.1 to the .50 subnet and 60.1 to the .60 subnet.

Any help will be appreciated.

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jpdicicco
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You shouldn't have to setup routing to networks local to an interface. You should confirm this with `netstat -rn` on your service console. You should have a route for each interface on your service console automatically added to your routing table to the network defined by the interface's IP and subnet mask combination.

Question: Are you pinging the system from the local networks, or from a remote network? If you are pinging from a remote network, then this is what I would expect with only 1 default route.

I believe you just need to add another default route. You can do this with the `route` command. Try `man route` is you're not familiar with it on a UNIX- /Linux-type system.

Please post the output of `netstat -rn` and `ifconfig vswif1` if you want me to help you build your route command.

Happy virtualizing!

JP

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Anfernee86
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I appreciate your help but I decided to take a more simple route. I am getting rid of vswif1, teaming vmnic0 and vmnic1 and sending one to switch1 and the other to switch2.

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