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vmware esxi and server network traffic flow

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I found this page explaining how traffic is routed between virtual machines on a vmware host.
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/how-traffic-routes-between-vms-on-esx-hosts/

But i also wonder, how traffic is routed between the physical host and guests (in case of a vmware server host):
If i copy a file from the host machine to a guest vm, is it routed through the network?

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Yes all traffic to the guest OS goes through the physical network cards in the ESX host. If you are using a VI client and will be uploading files to a datastore then this data will flow through the physical network card in the back of your ESX server that is dedicated to the Service Console.

Hope this makes sense.

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allright, ok clear answer. thanks.
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