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  • 1.  UCS 10GB with no DVS

    Posted May 13, 2014 09:07 PM

    HI guys,

    I have a Cisco ucs deployment using B-series fabric and was wondering the best practice for vswitch config. Using VMware Standard for now so no DVS.

    Most guides are based on DVS so any help appreciated.

    Need to vmotion, iscsi, production and DMZ networks.

    Also interested in failover policies, Nic assignment as I read that it's best at vswitch layer and not fabric?

    thanks for the help


  • 2.  RE: UCS 10GB with no DVS

    Posted May 19, 2014 07:37 PM

    The vSwitch config doesn't vary much between standard and distributed switch, outside of LBT. I try to pin the networks to a specific fabric, when possible, to avoid hitting the upstream switch and encouraging L2 flows across a single FI. (Not always possible, but nice to try).

    Here's a vMotion resource I've written that might assist. The same rules apply for standard vSwitch:

    Why You Should Pin vMotion Port Groups In Converged Environments | Wahl Network