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  • 1.  Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:36 PM

    Need a small clarification......

    Virtual switches (standard) are layer 2 devices, is there any particular reason why we cannot have 2 NIC's connected to the same vSwitch except for security reasons (STP).

    Regards,

    Vijay



  • 2.  RE: Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:41 PM

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding something. However you can have multiple NIC's (uplinks) on a vSwitch. Where did you read this?

    André



  • 3.  RE: Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:48 PM

    Oops was trying to say...

    Why we cannot connect 2 vSwitches to a single physical NIC.

    Regards,

    Vijay



  • 4.  RE: Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:53 PM

    Can you explain what you are trying to achieve with this setup?

    André



  • 5.  RE: Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 06:09 PM

    Nothing just was curious about why the restriction, but was going through couple of documents seems like it was due to STP; please correct me if im wrong here.

    Regads,

    Vijay



  • 6.  RE: Networking Querry

    Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:46 PM

    ... to add to my previous post, the limit of uplinks on a vSwitch is 32.

    see http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf

    André