To configure distributed switch in 5.5 and to migrate std to distributed swicth in 5.5

Kindly advise difference for networking in 5.1 and 5.5 ..

 any difference to configure dv switch in both cases ?

can we migrate std switch to dv switch with zero downtime ? - in 5.1

any limitation/dependency/prerequisites for doing migration form std switch to dv switch ?
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Roshan MohammedCloud Engineering OfficerCommented:
which version are you on atm? and what version do you intend to migrate to?
patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
sorry if i was not able to explain it earlier..let me rephrase it.. my query is distributed like..

1. Difference for networking in 5.1 and 5.5?

2. any config difference if we configure  new dv switch in 5.1 and 5.5?

3.Best approach to migrate my std switch to dv switch on 5.1 with zero downtime if possible?

4.Limitation/dependency/prerequisites for doing migration form std switch to dv switch  in 5.1 ?

5.Any special config required for DMZ environment in dv switch
gheistCommented:
1. almost none
2. later works only with web client only
3. best is to not migrate. dvswitch adds blatantly long network cuts to vmotions
4. You need two management channels (IPs)
5. It is adapter-at-atime, or faster - maintenance mode + host profile at a time

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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
was looking for bit detailed approach..but thanks.
gheistCommented:
You add host to dvs, and migrate one physical connection
Then move one managment virtual adapter to that connection
Then do the rest (you can make checkpoint after every 3 networks, but also trying and checking if result works is fine.
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