abugeja
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Migration from Standard vSwitch to DV switch

Hi,

We are having a network redesign and the environment is using the standard vSwitch but we need to move to DV switches for a number of reasons. What's the best way to do this? I did it probably 5 years ago and it was very manual task where you remove one NIC from a host and reconfigure it to DV switch cut over VMs then do the same on the other NIC. I am hoping the process could be easier now.

We are currently using vSphere 6.0 U3 but will be 6.7 U1 by the time DV switches are implemented.

Thanks

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GayathriS
Expert
Expert

Hi

Below is a well explained document which helps you in configuring and migrating from standard switch to distributed switch.

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vsphere-vnetwork-ds-migr...

https://www.virtuallypeculiar.com/2016/04/migrate-networking-from-standard-switch.html

Please mark this answer as correct and helpful if this helps you.

regards

Gayathri

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diegodco31
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Leadership

Hi

Check if the following VMware KB article helps:How to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime - VMware on VMware

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
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