Configure physical switch ports for ESXi hosts
Posted on 2015-02-11
I have 5 ESXi hosts and need to connect them to new Meraki core switches. The hosts connect via multiple 1Gbps ethernet cables to the core switches for user access.
Note: The hosts are on a fiber backbone that connect to QLogic FC switches, which connects to the SAN (so no iSCSI in my environment).
How do I configure the physical switch ports where the esxi hosts are connected?
Trunk or access?
If trunk, will I add every possible VLAN that the host can talk to?
If access, I assume it needs to be in the same VLAN as the vcenter server?
Do I need to change anything on the hosts, vcenter or vsphere once I move the hosts to the new switches?