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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Creating additional VMkernel interfaces on a VDS

Apart from the default VMkernel interface for the Management network, a need might arise to create additional VMkernel interfaces on a VDS. For example, VMotion, iSCSI, or vSphere replication will need a VMkernel interface for communication.

Getting ready

Create a new dvPortGroup or configure an existing dvPortGroup with the necessary configuration such as VLAN, MTU, and LACP (if required) before you proceed with creating a VMkernel interface.

How to do it…

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to create a VMkernel interface on a VDS:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 6 from the previous recipe, Migrating VMkernel interfaces between a standard vSwitch and VDS.
  2. On the Manage VMkernel network ...

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