vMotion and Management on same vswitch

Hi
I'm trying to setup vMotion and Management on the same vswitch using 3 vmnics. But vMotion doesn't work. It get stuck on 14% and then gives fails.

This is how it looks like..
vmotion and managementvSwitch0, > Properties
 
vSwitch > Edit > Nic Teaming
Active = vmnic0, vmnic7, vmnic11
standby = [none]
unused = [none]
 
vMotion > Edit > Nic Teaming
Active = vmnic11
standby = vmnic0, vmnic7
unused = [empty]
 
Management > Edit > Nic Teaming
active = vmnic0, vmnic7
standby = vmnic11
unused = [empty]
 
I have the relevant tick boxes against the management and vmotion traffic types within each port group. The vswitch configuration is mostly default stuff, promiscuous = reject, mac address change = accept, forged transmits = accept, traffic shaping = disabled. MTU across the vswitch, port groups and physical switches is 1500.
Load balancing= Route based on the originating virtual port ID
Network Failover Detection= Link status only
Notify Switches= Yes
Failback= Yes

The thing is that if try this configuration with only 2 vmics it works. So what's the deal using 3 vmnics?
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Bes4dminAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I notice that you are using a VLAN 300.

Are all you physical network ports, tagged with VLAN 300?

Have you confirmed using vmkping (source to target server IP Address)

there is good communication there?

do you not have another nic, and then create a two nic vSwitch dedicated for vMotion ?
Bes4dminAuthor Commented:
Yes, the ports on the physical switch are configured accordingly.  With pvid for the management vlan and tagged for the vmotion vlan.

I found it's kind of a bug, I was at first attempting to add the new vmk0 on the already existing management vswitch as I described above. After that I removed the existing vMotion vswitch that I had. The newly created vMotion didn't work.

Only when I deleted both vMotion vswitches, the original and the newly created. And then only created the one as per the description above it worked.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not sure what is going on here, we would create a new vSwitch, dedicated for vMotion, with two physical nics, with failover as per iSCSI.

This is best practice and recommended.
Bes4dminAuthor Commented:
Yeah, that's the way to go but in this particular host I don't have enough nics to do that I'm afraid.
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