What does it help Vmware Administrator with when configuring either Link Status Only or Beacon Probing ?
By the way, I have read that 3 physical Adapters are required on the vSwitch to have the Beacon Probing efficiently detect the link that has failed
am not training for VCP..Just like to hover over Technology such as VMware , Cisco, Microsoft, etc....
I go back and forth......
Well, regarding Link Status Only and Beacon Probing...I believe the latter can be more helpful to detect the failure in the upstream physical switches and failover the traffic to the link that is up... that said, it will only be helpful if the design of the network is tailored to beacon probing as posted on the first screenshot.
Link status Only will detect the failure on just the connected link
Now if you are Vmware Admin and you are not aware of the Network Design, can you just leave it with Link Status Only ?
Beacon Probing - sends out a beacon probe on all network interfaces in the team, and then listens for the response, this is used also in conjunction with Link Status Only - this determine's in there is a link failure.
You could just have 2 in the team, but they must be active/active or active/standby, the nics must not be set to unused.