ESXi 5.1 vDistributed Switches
Posted on 2014-01-27
I am trying to make sure I understand how things actually working in VMware instead of doing things like a mindless robot.
1) When you create a new vDS you can increase the number of ports without rebooting any of the host. Yet, if you do the same action after the vDS is created to need to reboot the host. Why is this?
2) When you create a VDS uplink I understand this is the physical nic on all of your host but do they have to all be in the same slots on the servers as best practice? Am I correct that if you want to make host / nic specific changes, you need change the settings on the host and cannot do this through the vDS settings.
As you can see I am a bit fuzzy on the vDS uplink concept even though I have used them but used them only doing this by habit..