Under esxi I want to have a NIC appear as a port on a virtual switch
I have a Dell 2900 with 4 network ports. I have a need to attach an APC UPS management card to my network for automated shutdown of my host and guests. I want to patch the UPS directly to the server. I do not want the second NIC to be a team on the current virtual switch but to look like a physical port on the switch.
The method proposed almost defeats the ability of network shutdown. Considered serial cable shutdown?