VMware network design question

Building a scalable VMware backbone and have a very basic network question. If I went with a couple stacked nexus 9K switches and 4 servers for VMware (Plus SAN (2) SPF ports per head) can I get away with just a couple SPF ports for each server? Do I still need 1GB ports for mgmt and network or can I run everything through the fiber backbone?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you just have two ports for each server, you would use VLANS to seperate traffic, for Management, vMotion, Storage, FT

Is this 10GBe ?
progjmAuthor Commented:
Yes, that what I figured. Reseller kept trying to sell me xtra equipment
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A pair of 10GBe, you've got resilience, with two, and 10GBe is a lot of bandwidth, when traditionally, you would use 8 1GB nics.

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progjmAuthor Commented:
Thank you
Keith PratolaSenior Systems ArchitectCommented:
Personally I use more be that is mainly for resiliency. If you have 2x 10 Gb on the same physical NIC and it dies, you lose everything. With 2 physical NICs that are both 2x 10Gb you can load balance and multi-path across the two. This way if the NIC dies, nothing is affected.

Also if you are only using 2x 10Gb, make sure you have Network I/O Control enabled and configured correctly. vMotion loves to eat of bandwidth.
progjmAuthor Commented:
Thank you, just ordered the servers with your recommended config. Thanks again
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