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vswitch question

I have a 5.5 vsphere host which has no more space, however, I need to run a new vm within the same vswitch configuration from that host, is there possible to run a vm on a different host but tell it somehow to run under the same vswitch of another host?
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rauenpcCommented:
Nope. At least not that I'm aware of. You can configure an identical vswitch on the alternate host, so that you should get the vm on the same vlan, but a vm can't use the compute/memory/disk resources on one host and then use networking config/resources on another.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Got it. Thank you.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I have a 5.5 vsphere host which has no more space, however, I need to run a new vm within the same vswitch configuration from that host, is there possible to run a vm on a different host but tell it somehow to run under the same vswitch of another host?

No, unless you upgrade to Distributed Switches.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Can you give me some info on that Andrew, I would like to read about it. Thank you.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
See here

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-and-vsphere-articles/networking/getting-started-vsphere-distributed-switches.html

It might be a bit overkill for what you want to do, but also you need to be licensed for it as well. If you are not using Distributed Switchs, it's usual practice, to ensure you have the SAME identical networking per Host, with the same Labels and Networking.

But as for resources, storage, CPU, memory and nics are per Host, and your VM can only use the resources of the host, which is hosting the VM.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
You are right, it is an overkill.
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