VMware ESXi Virtual Interface

Hello Experts,

I'm finding it very difficult to phrase this question but here goes...

I have virtual network in VMware consisting of Cisco Cloud Service Routers and Virtual PCs.

I'm in the process of testing the effects of reducing throughput on the routers interface by changing the bandwidth to 1kbps, see image.

intHowever, even by changing the bandwidth to 1kbps it has no effect on the throughput.

This leads me to link the that the throughput can only be changed on the ESXi host. If that is true, is there a way that I can configure the ESXi host to use the throughput from the router instead of the host?

I really hope that makes sense.


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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hello Experts,

I did a little more digging around and I think I've found where changing the bandwidth will affect throughput, see image.

However, can this be changed so that throughput is effected by changing the bandwidth on the router interface instead?

Changing bandwidth on cisco interface is ONLY shown via SNMP. It has nothing to do with traffic shaping on switch itself, not even considering traffic shaping on connected client devices.
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Are you talking about the Cisco 1000v? Maybe you can take a look at QoS, this generally used for assuring bandwidth on an interface...

The bandwidth you configure with the "bandwidth" command is an informational message only...
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Traffic Shaping is applied to a Virtual Machine Portgroup, which the Virtual Machines are connected to.

You cannot apply traffic shaping to a specific network interface.

But if you only have a single network interface connected to a single vSwitch, and apply traffic shaping to the Virtual Machine Portgroup, it should be the same.

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