The shared edge and compute cluster uses a single vSphere Distributed Switch with the following configuration settings.

Table 1. Virtual Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster

vSphere Distributed Switch Name

Function

Network I/O Control

Number of Physical NIC Ports

MTU

vDS-Comp01

  • ESXi Management

  • Network IP Storage (NFS)

  • vSphere vMotion

  • VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP)

  • Uplinks (2) to enable ECMP

  • vSAN

  • External customer/tenant connectivity

Enabled

2

9000

Table 2. vDS-Comp01 Port Group Configuration Settings

Parameter

Setting

Failoverdetection

Link status only

Notify switches

Enabled

Failback

Yes

Failover order

Active uplinks: Uplink1, Uplink2

Network Switch Design for Shared Edge and Compute Hosts

This section expands on the logical network design by providing details on the physical NIC layout and physical network attributes.

Figure 1. Network Switch Design for Shared Edge and Compute Hosts




Table 3. Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Virtual Switches by Physical/Virtual NIC

vSphere Distributed Switch

vmnic

Function

vDS-Comp01

0

Uplink

vDS-Comp01

1

Uplink

Note:

The following VLANs are meant as samples. Your actual implementation depends on your environment.

Table 4. Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Virtual Switch Port Groups and VLANs

vSphere Distributed Switch

Port Group Name

Teaming Policy

Active Uplinks

VLAN ID

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-Management

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

1631

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-vMotion

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

1632

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-VSAN

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

1633

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-NFS

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

1615

vDS-Comp01

Auto Generated (NSX VTEP)

Route based on SRC-ID

0, 1

1634

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-Uplink01

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

1635

vDS-Comp01

vDS-Comp01-Uplink02

Route based on physical NIC load

0, 1

2713

Table 5. Shared Edge and Compute Cluster VMkernel Adapter

vSphere Distributed Switch

Network Label

Connected Port Group

Enabled Services

MTU

vDS-Comp01

Management

vDS-Comp01-Management

Management Traffic

1500 (Default)

vDS-Comp01

vMotion

vDS-Comp01-vMotion

vMotion Traffic

9000

vDS-Comp01

VSAN

vDS-Comp01-VSAN

VSAN

9000

vDS-Comp01

NFS

vDS-Comp01-NFS

-

9000

vDS-Comp01

VTEP

Auto Generated (NSX VTEP)

-

9000

For more information on the physical network design, see Physical Networking Design.