How to Configure NIC Teaming for ESX 3.0.2 host

Hi everybody,

I Looking for some procedure or document about Configuring NIC Teaming for ESX 3.0.2 host
I didn't find nothing in vmware site.

Thanks in advanced
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rvthostConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's nothing too complex - just assign two physical NICs to a single virtual switch within your VI client.  Do you know how to do this?  By simply assigning the two NICs to a virtual switch, they'll load balance and fail over for one another.
Luciano PatrãoConnect With a Mentor ICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:

You can add all your NICs to one vSwitch


I have a server that have 8 NICs. I use one for VMotion, and another for Service Console. Then i get the rest of the 6 NICs

I create two vSwitch(vSwitch1 and vSwitch2). I add 3 NICs for one vSwitch1, and add the other 3 NICs to the vSwitch2

In group vSwitch1 i have NIC1(give a name), NIC2, and NIC3, and in the other group i have vSwitch2 with also  NIC4, NIC5, and NIC6.

I can create a group with NIC1, NIC2, NIC3, i will call LAN1

Now i have two groups. In the Virtual Machines1 i add one Network Adapter from the group LAN1.  And in the group Virtual Machines2 i add i add one Network Adapter from the group LAN2

So all the VMs will use all the 3 NICs.

PS: I recommend that you use Service Control from one NIC. But if you do not have   too mutch NICs, you can share the Service Console whith the NIC that you are using to the VMs(In a production environment  i do not recommend this configuration)

Hope this can help you

sysbezeqintAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your answer, I still didn't tried this.
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