2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2019 1:36 AM by Amin Masoudifard

    Please help: network failover feature of ESXi

    wongst Novice

      Hi all,

       

      We're going to setup a cluster using v6.7 with some ESXi server (6 NICs per server).    We hope there will be high availability in network connection.  After reading manual, seems we can do in following ways:

       

      1. For mgmt - in "Teaming and failover" of Management Network port group, use vmnic0 as Active adapter and vmnic1 as Standby adapter.  Both vmnic0 and vmnic1 are connected to the same VLAN.

       

      2. For vMotion+vSAN:  In Failover Order List of standard switch setting:  add vmnic2 to Active List and vmnic3 to Standby List.  Both vmnic2 and vmnic3 are connected to the same VLAN.

       

      3. For VM Network: In Failover Order List of standard switch setting:  add vmnic4 to Active List and vmnic5 to Standby List.  Both vmnic4 and vmnic5 are connected to the same VLAN.

       

      Would need your advice in:

      - Is it good to do so?

      - Since we're not using LACP,  is it correct that no special configuration at upstream network switch level is required, except tagging the VLAN ?

       

      I'm newbie to ESXi and sorry for the naive questions.

       

      Thanks a lot.

      Best Regards

      /stwong

        • 1. Re: Please help: network failover feature of ESXi
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          • 2. Re: Please help: network failover feature of ESXi
            Amin Masoudifard Expert

            Are all of 6 vmnic ports belong to the save vSwitch or not?! Is this the failover order for each port group on separate vSwitch or they are in the same?!

            I asked you because if they are in the same vSwitch, you can set vmnic4 & vmnic5 for VM traffic transmission as Active adapter and use other ports that are assigned for management (like vmnic0 & vmnic1) as the standby adapter ... and do it vise Versa

            However your configuration is a good config Just remember if you tag VLAN ID for your port groups, set the ports on physical switch as uplink ports (not access)

            Please mark my comment as the Correct Answer if this solution resolved your problem