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Hi,
I'm new to vmware, just wanted to know, I have set up esxi on my server and have currently migrated 2 existing physical servers into virtual servers and they work great.  The question I have is that the Dell server which is running ESXi is connected to my network with 1 ethernet cable 1Gb.  Is there a limit on the amount of servers that can be run on this connection, I mean if users are accessing multiple servers on the one how is the bandwidth devided up between the one port/cable will I see a reduction in performace by adding many different servers to the one physical?
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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It is not a good security practice to share a single NIC for both managing VMs as well as for VM Traffic.

How many additional NICs do you have on the Server ?
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by:Techno-Man-uk
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The server has 2 NIC's
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That being the case I suggest that you connect 1 NIC to vswif0 and use it for service console and map the 2nd NIC for VM Traffic.
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ok do you have any documentation on how to do this?
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by:Techno-Man-uk
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here is my current config
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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Its simple.

I am assuming that you are using vmnic0 as Service Console.

First bring the vmnic1 up by plugging it into a port on the Physical Switch.

Manually set the speed and duplex to 1000/Full (assuming that its a Gigabit Port)

For detailed info check this guide - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_3_server_config.pdf
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