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Hello Experts,

I'm creating a virtual switch to replace the vSwitch that comes with VMware ESXi 5.5.

I'm achieving this with the Ciscon 1000V. The official statement from Cisco is as follows:

The component in the Cisco Nexus 1000V that actually switches data
traffic. It runs on a VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 or ESXi 5.0 host. Up to 64
VEMs are controlled by one VSM. All the VEMs that form a switch
domain should be in the same virtual data center as defined by VMware
vCenter Server.
This software replaces the VMware vSwitch in each hypervisor. It
performs switching between directly attached virtual machines and
provides uplink capabilities to the rest of the network.

I created the switch as shown in the image, however I'm having trouble creating Port Group for the switch.

Can you please help?

Regards

Carlton
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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What are you trying to create

1. Virtual Machine Portgroup ?

2. VMKernel Portgroup ?
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Hi Andrew,

I guess I'm trying to create Machine Group. However, the Machine Group should use the 1000v switch as opposed to vSwitchv1.

I hope that makes sense

Cheers
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You've installed the VSM, you also need to install the VEM!

The VSM pair and VEMs make up a single Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch!
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I see.

I don't suppose you have a set of instructions for that?

I appreciate it might be asking for too much.

Regards
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Andrew,

Thanks again.

At first glance, it doesn't appear to work on the principle of Machine Group ...uhmmmm
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Thank you
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