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vswitch distributed vswitch need explanation

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Ok so I'm setting up various vmware setups. I'm a little confused on vswitches and need some fundamentals. My esx host has two nics. I have three vm's running off one nic and connected to vswitch0.
Vswitch0 contains 56 ports,
Questions 1: Why do I need 56 ports, is this a case of each virtual nic needs a port? so in my situation I could get away with having a vswitch with less than 5 ports (3 vms and console)?

Where does the distributed switch come into play? thanks
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