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Moving vSAN traffic to a new network

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Hi Guys,
I need to move 3 ESXi Servers Cluster to a new location, these 3 ESXi Servers are currently part of a vSAN connected to a Cisco Stack.
In essence the difficulty lies in the fact that I have to leave the Cisco Stack behind ergo I need to configure a new Switch to run the vSAN.

Current setup, 3 ESXi hosts running vSAN with two 10 GbE nic in each one. Each couple of Ethernet connections go to a different Cisco Switch in a Stack. So we have:
ESXi_1 has 2 Ethernet cables going to two different 10 Gb ports in Switch_1
ESXi_2 has 2 Ethernet cables going to two different 10 Gb ports in Switch_2
ESXi_3 has 2 Ethernet cables going to two different 10 Gb ports in Switch_3
And all three switches are part of the same stack.

The 3 ESXi hosts are going to be moved to a data center and the Cisco Stack is going to stay in the local office server room.

I’m thinking maybe I can purchase the Cisco SG350XG and move all the 6 Ethernet connections from the current Stack to this new Cisco Switch. Then just move the whole thing, ESXi hosts Servers and new Cisco Switch to the Data Center.

Am I in the right track here?

What should I have in mind when configuring the new Cisco Switch for the vSAN?

When the time comes will it be just the steps below?
1.      Shutdown the VMware cluster
2.      Move the Ethernet cables from the Cisco Stack to the new Cisco Switch
3.      Turn on the VMware cluster
4.      The end

Thanking you in advance,
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