redundant switching for vmware
Posted on 2013-06-18
Right now i have two vmware hosts and two NAS devices for storage of my VMs. I would like to add a second switch to the environment to ensure the network is redundant as well.
I have just added a quad port networking card to each vm host so they have eight NICs each.
I am looking at the networking for each host and i have three vswitches setup. vswitch0 has two physical adapters attached to it, vswitch1 has one NIC and vswitch2 has one NIC.
I am under the impression that i could add two more physical NICs to vswitch0 and plug them into a second physical switch. I would do the same for the other two remaining NICs and vswitch1 and vswitch2.
Is there anything i need to configure within the networking settings of the hosts, or do i just plug the new NICs into a second physical switch and and assign them to the vswitches?
Any help is appreciated. Hope this question is clear. the goal is to have a second physical switch that will act as a backup if the primary one fails. Thanks!