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VMWare, Directly assign a NIC to a VM

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I am experimenting, and need to know how to directly assign an individual NIC to a VM.

How can I do that

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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
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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