Solved

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

Posted on 2015-01-01
6
258 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-06
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.
0
Comment
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
GG VP earned 334 total points
ID: 40527362
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

##################################################################

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!
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40527619
ok, so in this case I should join it to the DRS cluster first and then configure the dvSwitch ?
0
 
LVL 121

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 166 total points
ID: 40527641
Right Click the Cluster - Add Host, and follow the wizard.
0
Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40527727
Ok what about the dvSwitch ?
Is there any wizard to follow ?
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:GG VP
GG VP earned 334 total points
ID: 40530349
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!
0
 
LVL 8

Author Closing Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40534628
Thanks !
0

Featured Post

Turn your laptop into a mobile console!

The CV211 Laptop USB Console Adapter provides a direct Laptop-to-Computer connection for fast and easy remote desktop access with no software to install.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…
Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question