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Need some steps in adding new ESXi 5.1u1 host into Distributed Virtual Switch

Posted on 2015-01-01
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I need some help in adding the newly installed ESXi 5.1 U1 (1065491) into the cluster and then to the VMware Distributed switch.

I got confused here, should I join the new server to the ESXi cluster first or configure the dvSwitch first ?

Can anyone please share me the steps please ?

Thanks.
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Vsphere Cluster and Distributed switch are two different stuff!

Now lets look into the stuff,

1. Distributed switch:

From Mike Laverick's VM Wiki - Distributed Switch

"Distributed vSwitches are method of centralizing the management of the virtual network into single plane. Every VMware ESXi host added to Distributed vSwitch inherits its configuration, and those settings are stored within vCenter, rather than on the ESXi host itself."

You can further refer the link for creating and managing Distributed Switch!

Further Reading:

The Great vSwitch Debate

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Now lets dive into 2. vSphere HA Cluster,

Vsphere HA Cluster

VMware HA is part of number of "clustering" technologies including Distributed Resource Management (DRS) and Distributed Power Management - that intend to gather the individual resources of physical resources, and represent them as logical pool of resources that can be used to run virtual machines.

You can further refer the link for creating Vsphere Cluster!

Further Reading:

How to Configure VMware High Availability (HA) Cluster

Hope this helps! Please shout if you have any issues!
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ok, so in this case I should join it to the DRS cluster first and then configure the dvSwitch ?
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Right Click the Cluster - Add Host, and follow the wizard.
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Ok what about the dvSwitch ?
Is there any wizard to follow ?
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From Mikes wiki, http://www.mikelaverick.com/wiki/index.php?title=Configuring_Distributed_Switches#Creating_Distributed_Switch

Creating Distributed Switch

1. In the Web Client, right-click a Cluster or DataCenter, and select New Distributed Switch

2. Type a friendly name for the Distributed Switch

3. Next, select what version of Distribute Switch you wish to use.

4. Select the number of uplinks to be assigned.

5. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

You are done with creating DVSwitch, now you need to add Esxi hosts to this DVSwitch. Kindly refer to Mike's page for screenshots and further steps!
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Thanks !
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