Using Distributed Virtual Switch with Vmkernel.

Using Distributed Virtual Switch with Vmkernel.

If I understand, when you create DVSwitch ,you assign it a number of Dv-Uplinks. Then you add ESX Hosts to it by Selecting which Vmnic  to be in which Dv-Uplink.
In this case , is it recommended or best practice, to create separate Dv-Uplinks for Storage and Vmotion, then add Separate Vmnics from ESX hosts for Vmkernerl Port groups (Storage and Vmotion) and associate the Vmnics to Dv-Uplinks for Storage and Vmotion. ?

Thank you
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
good afternoon

It is advisable to create portgroups for each function you want to configure.

one for vmotion
another for fault tolerance
another for storage vmotion

The answer to your question is if, configure the portgroups and vmnics for each service.

Watch for your comments.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
the whitepaper is here, with recommended best practice

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vsphere-distributed-switch-best-practices-white-paper.pdf

Page 5 explains the traffic, and why you need different networks.

Page 7 breaks it down quite nicely to portgroups required.

Page 15, Active and Standby DvUplinks, and then allocates to physical vmnics!
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Was Trying to make sure DvUplinks for Vmkernels Portgroups (Storage and Vmotion), should be separate from DvUplinks for VM Portgroups .
Because if I am not wrong DvUplinks are like empty shells to which we associate Vmnics (ESX physical Network adapters)
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I will take a look at the link you provided later.
There is this question:https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29091026/Configuring-2-SVIs-with-the-same-IP-Addresses-in-2-Separate-Switches.html

if you we can have your insights
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Answer to question YES
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do not mix traffic! Read the document it reinforces this
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
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