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  • 1.  Can Vmkernel ports be connected with crossover cable?

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 03:04 AM

    Hi,

    I have only two ESX hosts, and can't assign dedicated network for their VMkernel . So I want to connect the vmkernel ports with crossover cable.

    If it is possible?

    Lan



  • 2.  RE: Can Vmkernel ports be connected with crossover cable?

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 05:42 AM

    I assume you just want it for vmotion. It will work fine until you want to go to 3 hosts.



  • 3.  RE: Can Vmkernel ports be connected with crossover cable?

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 05:53 AM

    "possible"... yes

    Recommended: NO

    Supported: doubtful

    Good idea: Not really (I know, very subjective). Unless you happen to be from the Disney School of IT... Where it's all f***ing Goofy...

    VMware VCP4

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  • 4.  RE: Can Vmkernel ports be connected with crossover cable?

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 01:59 PM

    Hi,

    Can you explain more on the disadvantages of connecting the vmkernel ports by crossover cable?

    I thought there should be no great difference because I only use the vmotion function of vmkernel....

    Lan



  • 5.  RE: Can Vmkernel ports be connected with crossover cable?

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 02:27 PM

    The only downside I can see is scalability however, even when you do need to goto a switch with 3 hosts bringing those ports down won't cause an outage to the VM networks.