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VMware ESXi How To - Creating a Virtual Switch

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VMware ESXi How To - Creating a Virtual Switch

  1. 1. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch VMWARE ESXi 5.x HOW TO
  2. 2. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch GENERAL INFOS AND APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT With this simple procedure we will show how to create a Virtual Switch on a VMware ESXi host. Virtual switches allow virtual machines on one vSphere host to communicate with each other using the same protocols as physical switches. The virtual switch emulates a traditional physical Ethernet network switch by forwarding frames at the data-link layer. Distributed virtual switches provide the same features and functions as do virtual switches, but with one major difference: while a standard virtual switch can’t be assigned to more than one host server at a time, a distributed virtual switches can. The network environment is shown in the picture.
  3. 3. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch CREATE A vNETWORK STANDARD SWITCH Highlight the host and click the Configuration tab Click the Networking link Click Add Networking Under the Connection Types tab, click Virtual Machine Click Next Select which virtual switch will handle the network traffic for this connection and click Next Under the Port Group Properties tab, insert Network Label name and VLAN ID option Click Next Verify that your virtual switch settings are correct Click Finish
  4. 4. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch CREATE A vNETWORK DISTRIBUTED SWITCH Highlight the host and click the Configuration tab Click the Networking link Click New vNetwork Distributed Switch Specify the Name of the Distributed Switch Specify the Number of Uplink Ports (maximum number of physical adapters per host) Click Next Choose when to add hosts to the vDS and click Add now or Add later Choose the ESXi host Select physical adapter Click Next Click Choose Automatically create a default port group Click Next > Finish
  5. 5. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch ADD NETWORK CARDS TO A STANDARD VSWITCH WITH CLI 1. To list current vswitch configuration, use the command: esxcli network vswitch standard list 2. To list vmkernel interfaces and their configuration, use the command: esxcli network ip interface list 3. To display listing of physical adapters and their link state, use the command: esxcli network nic list 4. To add network cards (known as vmnics) to or from a Standard vSwitch, use the command: esxcli network vswitch standard uplink add –u vmnicX –v vSwitchX vswitch name uplink name
  6. 6. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch ADD NETWORK CARDS TO A DISTRIBUTED VSWITCH WITH CLI 1. To list Distributed Switch configuration, use the command: esxcli network vswitch dvs vmware list 2. To unlink/remove a vDS uplink, use the command: esxcfg-vswitch -Q vmnic -V dvPort_ID_of_vmnic dvSwitch 3. To add a vDS uplink, use the command: esxcfg-vswitch -P vmnic -V unused_dvPort_ID dvSwitch PortGroup number vmnics Port ID distributed vswitch name vmnics Port ID
  7. 7. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch More needs? See hints on www.ipmax.it Or email us your questions to info_ipmax@ipmax.it
  8. 8. VMWARE ESXi 5.x - HOW TO How to create a Virtual Switch IPMAX is a VMware Partner in Italy. IPMAX is the ideal partner for companies seeking quality in products and services. IPMAX guarantees method and professionalism to support its customers in selecting technologies with the best quality / price ratio, in the design, installation, commissioning and operation. IPMAX srl Via Ponchielli, 4 20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) – Italy +39 02 9290 9171

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