2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 9:05 PM by Nawals

    6.7 Distributed Switch Design

    vm__geek Lurker
    VMware Employees

      Hello All,

      We are currently planning to migrate from standard switches to distributed switches with vCenter & hosts running at version 6.7. We have about 30 hosts.

      Is it recommended to use one vDS across all vCenter? Or have 1 vDS per cluster? What's the best practice.

      Also, I was reading an article that recommended keeping 1 NIC for standard switch on each host for management in case of failure of vCenter. Would you recommend to keep it for management only. It's (20gb/s) or should I add another service on the standard switch port groups?


      Thank you in Advance for your answers!