Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 88
  • Last Modified:

vSphere aggregating NICs

EE,

I have 4 1gb NICs on my ESX hosts. Two for the vSS and two for the vDS (which we use for server traffic) Really nothing ever goes on the vSS.

I'm wondering if we should throw a third NIC over to the vDS? and just use 1  for the vSS since we never really use it.

We use IP Hash with LACP on both the vDS port group and upstream switch so I believe we are effectively aggregating the NICs and getting near 3gb throughput however, I'd like to hear caveats with this?

Thanks
0
snyderkv
Asked:
snyderkv
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Add all the nics to vDS
0
 
snyderkvAuthor Commented:
No management or OOB like NIC on the vSS?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
depends how paranoid you are!

what best suits your organisation!
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now