Create fewer virtual switches, preferably just one. For each type of network traffic, configure a single port group to simplify configuration and monitoring.

Table 1. Virtual Switch Design Decisions

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-VI-NET-001

Use vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS).

vSphere Distributed Switches simplify management.

Migration from a standard switch to a distributed switch requires a minimum of two physical NICs to maintain redundancy.