I'm planning to virtualize some Linux hosts that I've got, and I'm going to be putting ESXi on the physical machines. Currently, I've got two switches set up for redundancy, and I've got bonding setup in mode 1 (active/backup).
Essentially, any switch, NIC, or firewall can die and everything still maintains connectivity.
I would very much like to continue this when I move to ESXi, but I haven't seen any evidence that it's possible (in fact, Duncan Epping from Yellowbricks indicates that it might not be possible, if I'm understanding the question and answers correctly).
Since I am relatively new to this whole "bare-metal virtualization" thing, I figured I'd ask people who knew more than me.
Can you set up your NICs in ESXi to be highly available? And if so, how?