SamiEMC
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is Changing the maximum number of vDS ports on Nexus 1000v online with no distribution ?

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is Changing the maximum number of vDS ports on Nexus 1000v online with no distribution ?


I am sure it is but the link

VMware KB: Increasing the maximum number of vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) ports in vSphere 4.x

didnt tell that

I have vcenter and ESXi 5.1

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Sami

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chriswahl
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There is no downtime when changing a port profile's "vmware max-ports" quantity. It can be done during production.

You could also create a new port profile with a test VM and modify the "vmware max-ports" if you want the warm and fuzzies. Smiley Happy

VCDX #104 (DCV, NV) ஃ WahlNetwork.com ஃ @ChrisWahl ஃ Author, Networking for VMware Administrators

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OscarDavey
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Yes ,Check this if you need more help about configuring it

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/4_0/port_profile/configuration/guid...

Hope this helped u

Best regards

Your Oscar

SamiEMC
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Thanks

but that doesnt tell it is online process

anything to tell there will no downtime for that ?

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chriswahl
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There is no downtime when changing a port profile's "vmware max-ports" quantity. It can be done during production.

You could also create a new port profile with a test VM and modify the "vmware max-ports" if you want the warm and fuzzies. Smiley Happy

VCDX #104 (DCV, NV) ஃ WahlNetwork.com ஃ @ChrisWahl ஃ Author, Networking for VMware Administrators

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lwatta
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You might want to also consider changing the default port-profile behavior so that it allocates ports on demand. Use the below command to change the default behavior.

This will work for all new port-profiles you create. Existing port-profiles will have to be changed manually and will require that you change the state with "no state enabled". This means it will require a network outage.

Global command

port-profile default port-binding static auto expand