***on the 1st snapshot below, I see standard Virtual switch, and Vmnic connected to it on the right, on the left I see VM machine port group and below it Vmkernel port groups.
I would like to know if VM machines (VM Network)traffic goes through Vmkernel then through Vmnic to reach end users and back ?
I see one link goes from Vmnic to VM Machines port group and another link goes from Vmnic to Vmkernel. That's a bit confusing to understand which traffic goes from Vmnic to Vmkernel to VM machines and which traffic goes from Vmnic directly to VM machines.
***on the second snapshot , It says vmkernel handles traffic for Vmotion, ISCSI, NFS , FCoE, Fault Tolearnce,Virual SAN, Host Management.
I would like to know if all the above mentioned traffic comes in through Vmnic then goes to Vmkernel which in turn routes to VM machines , then back ?
Or There is some traffic that does not go out of vmnic and back ? just between VM Machines port group and VM kernel ?
Any help will be very much appreciated.