2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2020 3:18 PM by scott28tt

    VMWare: Best vSwitch config for single 4 port NIC (two 1Gbps and two 10Gbps)

    pbalderos Enthusiast

      Hello Community Friends!

      I am looking for some advice on a new challenge that I am trying to figure out. Here is the challenge:

      I have one Dell R640 that will be used as an ESXi 6.7 host server. The issue is, it only came with one integrated NIC that has two 1Gbps ports and two 10Gbps ports. I am trying to be creative with how I will configure vSwitches for vMotion, VM traffic, Management traffic, and iSCSI. This is what I was thinking and please tell me what you all think:

      Port 1 (1Gbps) = vSwitch0 and will be used for Management and vMotion

      Port 2 (1Gbps) = vSwitch1 and will be used for Virtual Machine traffice

      Port 3 (10Gbps) = vSwitch2 and will be used for iSCSI traffic on isolated 10gb switch with the SAN

      Port 4 (10Gbps) = vSwitch2 and will be used for iSCSI traffic on isolated 10gb switch with the SAN

      Also FYI -  This is the first of 3 servers that will be in a cluster. I am upgrading hardware and moving VMs from the soon to be decommissioned hosts to this new cluster.

      About the SAN:

      Dell Unity 400 with four NIC ports