I am trying to migrate both the only vCSA and the VMKernel interface in my ESXi host from a standard vSwitch to a vDS, and that gave me all kinds of mess. How to do that properly? Bear in mind that the host in question also have the virtual machine that performs as the router.
My intended setup:
[ ]- vmnic0 -+- LACP --- Switch 1 (managed) Internet --- vmnic3 -[ Host ]- vmnic1 -+ [ ]- vmnic2 --- Switch 2 (unmanaged)
vmnic3 --[ vSwitch0 ]-- vRouter
vmnic0 -+- LAG1 --[ ]-- vRouter vmnic1 -+ [ vDS ]-- vCSA vmnic2 --[ ]-- vmk0 (management network)
vRouter (OS: Ubuntu Linux):
vSwitch0 --[ vRouter ]-- vDS
vCSA (and other VMs):
vDS --[ vCSA ]
Other physical computers are attached on
Switch2. There is also another ESXi host.