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How to use each NIC for each vSwitch

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Hi
I have an ESXi Server with one NIC IP 192.168.82.x connected to Gateway 192.168.82.1
I have just connected one more NIC IP 192.168.83.x connected to Gateway 192.168.83.1
I have connected to Vsphere client and found the vSwitch0 is using both vmnic0 and vmnic1.
vmnic0 shows as 'stand by'
I want to add one more vSwitch (vSwitch1) and connect to vmnic0, so that each vSwitch uses only one vmnic
Is it possible ? How to do it

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Select Host, Configuration, Networking, Add Networking, Select Virtual Machine Network, Add New vSwitch, and transfer the VMNIC1 to this new vSwitch1.
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If you want to read more on networking in VMware ESX/ESXi, then I recommend the following:-

I would also recommend reading through the Networking Sections of the following guides to gain a better understanding of Networking in VMware ESX/ESXi.

Pages 13 - 73 Discuss Networking in Detail, including trunks, VLANs, switches, and load balancing

ESXi Configuration Guide ESXi 4.1
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_esxi_server_config.pdf

Virtual Networking
http://www.vmware.com/technical-resources/virtual-networking/virtual-networks.html

Virtual Networking Concepts
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf
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by:mkalugotla
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I am unable to transfer because both vmnics are in vswitch0 vnic vnic
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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Click the VMNIC you want to transfer, and make sure it's the correct NIC, connected to the correft network.
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Also remove the Standby NIC from vSwitch0
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by:mkalugotla
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what does standby states for ?
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it's only used, if the first nic fails
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