VMWare, Directly assign a NIC to a VM

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-17
I am experimenting, and need to know how to directly assign an individual NIC to a VM.

How can I do that

Question by:Los Angeles1
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    Create a vSwitch, with a specific physical network card (vmnic), create a virtual machine portgroup attached to the vswitch, allocate this virtual machine portgroup to the virtual machine, next to Network Interface.

    e.g. Virtual Machine Network Portgroup --> vSwitch1 --> vmnic1

    select the Virtual Machine Network Portgroup in VM Settings, Network Interface

    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

    Virtual Networking

    Virtual Networking Concepts

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