IP and port assignment for Vmware host ?

VMWare host uplink network ports - vmotion and management clarification.    
I have only a single 4 port 1GB network card in the host and am not sure how to utilize with best practice to VMWare 6.5 environment.
Does vmotion and management get their own IP addresses. And are you supposed to assign the physical network ports of both of those as the “uplinks” to physical switch or are you supposed to have separate ports assigned as “uplink”?
garryshapeAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, lets start by dividing the two service functions ......

Management Network - low bandwith - for resillience - reduce single point of failure - 2 nics

vMotion - high bandwidth - does not want to be interrupted, because otherwise vMotion will fail, and hence VMs will not migrate - again - for resillience - reduce single point of failure - 2 nics.

So ideally, VMware recommend, that Management Network and vMotion use two seperate networks. (vMotion isolated) from Management Network.

So....a host with 4 nics.... many options on how to do this physically and virtually...

BUT...

You will want to create vSwitch (2) for Management and vMotion....

and create VMKernel Portgroups for all. 1 for Management Network (teamed), 2 for vMotion (not teamed)
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Thanks yeah I have existing DV switch for a couple existing hosts.
I just don’t know know if I’m supposed to use the same nic for both management and use link as well as same nic for vMotion and uplink.  
Does vmotion require an IP address ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's a service used by Host - so needs an IP Address.

just don’t know know if I’m supposed to use the same nic for both management and use link as well as same nic for vMotion and uplink.  

not really, as per recommendations.
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
So with only 4 ports on a single card I should make nic1 mgmt, nic 2 vmotion, then nic 3 and nic 4 uplinks to physical switches?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is this a Lab for playing with or Production ?

For all services, you should plan to have a minimum of two uplinks (physical nics) per service.

and to be honest, if it's a single 4 port card, that's a bit useless because if the card were to fail, you would lose all four ports.

so in an ideal world if this was for production I would purchase another 4 port card and split the services across the two cards.

thus reducing your single point of failure.

so that leaves the remaining ports for virtual machines.
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Thanks so extra card and that’s 2x redundancy for the configuration of two uplinks, one vmotion and one mgmt?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
correct
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