I am trying to get a concrete confirmation with supporting documentation on how vms communicate to each other if residing on the same host. From what I have read on multiple threads:
'VM's will not use the physical NIC if the two VMs are on the same vSwitch.'
Here is my scenario: 2 node cluster
NETWORK: Physical NIC <-> NIC Team <-> (External) vSwitch <-> VM
So that I'm know I'm 100% correct.
ANY/ALL traffic, with an origin/destination, from/for, a VM residing on the same host server, using the same vSwitch, will traverse via that said vSwitch.
VMa <-> (External) vSwitch <-> VMb
VMa <-> (External) vSwitch <-> NIC Team <-> Physical NIC <-> NIC Team <-> (External) vSwitch <-> VMb
If I could get some supporting documentation for this that would be most helpful. I have had no luck finding it myself.