Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5 1

Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5
vSphere 5 introduced support for utilizing multiple network interfaces per single host for vMotion transfer. This is very useful feature for systems which are limited to 1 Gigabit network as migrating multiple VMs off a host can take very long time with 1 Gigabit vMotion network. Multiple NIC vMotion also allow larger workloads to be ...

Poll time: Segregating ESXi management and vMotion 2

Poll time: Segregating ESXi management and vMotion
A while back I was chatting with a friend of mine at Finnish VMware Users Group IRC channel about best practice on logical level topology of ESXi management and vMotion networks. My friend is used to have only a single VMkernel interface for both ESXi management and for vMotion. I, on other hand, am used ...

Shaping vMotion in 10 Gb networks

Shaping vMotion in 10 Gb networks
More and more companies are moving to 10 Gb networks in their data centers, using either native Ethernet or more recently FCoE. As cost of 10 Gb port is still considerably higher than 1 Gb port, ESX network connectivity design is transforming from dedicated ports for VM and vMotion traffic to sharing only two 10 ...
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