mjmalshehri
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One vDS vs multiple vDS.

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Hi everyone, 

Just want to know what you think of segregating traffic types into different vDS. We have a situation where we have 5 vDS for each of the following. 

  • MGMT, backup. NFS
  • vMotion 
  • vSAN
  • NSX vTEP
  • NSX Edges

Note. We are using VLAN IDs for each type of these traffic types. 

My manager thinks that we should have either one vDS or two at most. I tried to find any docs or articles from VMware explaining the use cases for how many vDS should you have but I couldn't find anything that can help me to decide. 

Please share your thoughts on this and any helpful resources. Much appreciated. 

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VM_Yamato
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Single VDS - Most simple manage environment. If your environment don’t have to have multiple configuration, you can choice this way.

Multiple VDS - Reverse with Single case. If you would like to have different settings VDSs, this way should be selected.

Yamato Sakai
Technical Training Instructor | Dell Technologies Education
VCP-DCV 5,6.x, 2020, 2021
VCIX-DCV
VCIX-NV
vSAN HCI Master Specialist

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scott28tt
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Which NIC port uplinks would you want to use for the various traffic types and their VLANs?

 


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VM_Yamato
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Single VDS - Most simple manage environment. If your environment don’t have to have multiple configuration, you can choice this way.

Multiple VDS - Reverse with Single case. If you would like to have different settings VDSs, this way should be selected.

Yamato Sakai
Technical Training Instructor | Dell Technologies Education
VCP-DCV 5,6.x, 2020, 2021
VCIX-DCV
VCIX-NV
vSAN HCI Master Specialist