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  • 1.  When does vm change port id

    Posted Oct 02, 2019 05:02 PM

    Can anyone list all the situations where a vm can change port id (on distributed switch)?



  • 2.  RE: When does vm change port id

    Posted Oct 09, 2019 08:42 AM

    It's just depend on type of port binding. what is the status of binding in your dvPortGroups? (static, dynamic or ephemeral)

    In the static port binding, dvPort is assigned to the virtual machine at configuration time. (Dynamic Binding is deprecated in ESXi 5.0) But if you see port changes it may because of you use ephemeral ports (No binding until the VM connects to that portgroup.)



  • 3.  RE: When does vm change port id

    Posted Oct 11, 2019 08:06 AM

    We only use Static binding.

    So if a vm is shut down and moved to other cluster but still in the samt vds, does it then keep the port id?



  • 4.  RE: When does vm change port id

    Posted Oct 11, 2019 10:07 AM

    If hosts of both of that clusters are connected to the same VDS, yes the VM keeps its port ID