PeterLind
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Nexus 1000v and vMotion/VM traffic?

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Hi there Smiley Happy

We're moving our VM production servers to a completely new datacenter.

There's a wish to use the 2x 10Gig ports on each ESX hosts for the Nexus 1000v uplinks (etherchannel) for both vMotion traffic and VM traffic.

I can't find out if that's even possible/supported? To dedicate nexus 1000v ports for both vMotion and VM traffic at the same time? I'm thinking each hosts will need a unique IP adress for vMotion to be able to function.

Best regards

/Pete

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vCenter/ESXi - 5.0 Update 3

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Yes - teh requierements for vmotion still apply whether you are using a Standard Virtual Switch or Distributed Virtual Switch like the Nexus 1000v - you should have an isolated network for vmotion and each vmkernel port will need a unique IP address on the vmotion subnet

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Yes - teh requierements for vmotion still apply whether you are using a Standard Virtual Switch or Distributed Virtual Switch like the Nexus 1000v - you should have an isolated network for vmotion and each vmkernel port will need a unique IP address on the vmotion subnet

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