ESX standard swtitch promiscuous mode - must the guests be on the same host?

Hey all,

I am setting up packet sniffing on our ESX environment.

I can tell from documentation that the virtual machines that generate the traffic I want to sniff must be on the same physical host (Cisco 1000v).

However I cannot find any details about a standard swtich.  Do the guest machines also need to be on the same host?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes VMs must be on the same host!

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Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
The reason you have to be on same host because the configuration is for specific  host and saved on host only.

Or i Say the scope of standard switch is limited to Host boundaries.

Where in in dvSwitch you have centralized configuration so wheresoever VM is placed doesn't matter.
CESNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Gents
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