Networking in Virtual Machine Manager

CaptainGiblets
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Hi, I am looking to use Virtual Machine Manager in my domain.

I am setting up logical switches etc, and currently I have it set up as follows.

3x Logical Switches - Client, Storage and Management.

The management Logical switch has 2 uplinks, one for cluster comms and the other for host management. The storage has 1 uplink for storage and the Client has no uplink, as I map clients to it.

Now, each of my servers have 6 network connections, 2x 10GB and 4x 1GB.   Currently I create the storage virtual switch with the 2 x 10GB adapters. I use port 1+3 from the 1GB for Management and port 2+4 for the client.

This setup works well. I have created a cluster in VMM and it all seems to work without issue.

However..... I have been thinking that I am wasting bandwidth on my 4x 1GB ports, as host management / client communications use hardly any badwidth but I have 4GB assigned to them.

I tried adding the Client uplink to my Management Switch, but then this also creates the connection on the local host which takes up an address in the address pool etc.

Is it possible for me to share the connection across all 4 1GB connections and have the setup how I want?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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you are referring to System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Keep things as they are.. You only have one storage device?

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