VMWare Distributed Port Group Configuration
Posted on 2014-10-24
I have a 3 esxi hosts all with matching hardware and recently set up vcenter server.
I converted all of my existing standard switches to distributed switches and all is working correctly.
The problem I am having is when I try to add a new port group to one of these distributed switches that I created. I cannot seem to get any new port groups to work correctly, there are 3 existing port groups on this virtual switch that were migrated that work fine.
I need to be able to add more port groups to access new vlans.
I try to mimic all of the properties/policies settings in the existing port groups except the vlan # of course
If I put VMs into this port group, they cannot ping the gateway. 2 VMs can ping eachother as long as they are running on the same host. They cannot if they are on different hosts.
The ports on the physical switch that the uplinks connect to are configured to trunk all vlans so I do not think there is an issue there. Same with the uplinks themselves in vcenter.
Since the port groups that I migrated to the distributed switch are ok, there must be some part of the configuration that I am missing when I create a new port group.
One thing I see that looks a little off is that there are unused ports in this port group where the other port groups have only the exact number they need. All groups are set as Ephemeral.