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Reconfiguring existing ESXi hosts to join vDS with no downtime to running VM ?

Hi All,

I noticed that when I perform vMotion, I got this error or warning message:

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How to fix that issue above without causing VM downtime and ensure I got no problem when performing manual vMotion or Fully Automated DRS ?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Andrew,

but you may experience a moment of outage.
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yes, I can just evacuate the whole ESXi server by putting it into maintenance mode.
But how do I join it to the vDS without causing impact on any other existing servers / VMs in production ?
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Thanks Andrew,

So if I add it to the current vDS switch do I have to put my ESXi host to maintenance mode?
Is there anything that I need to be aware of before adding it into the vDS ?
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OK, do they have / must all be identical in terms of Brand or NIC ports ?
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Thanks !