The consolidated cluster uses a single vSphere Distributed Switch with the following configuration settings.

Table 1. Virtual Switch for the Consolidated Cluster

vSphere Distributed Switch Name

Function

Network I/O Control

Number of Physical NIC Ports

MTU

sfo01-w01-vds01

  • ESXi Management

  • Management VMs

  • vSAN

  • vSphere vMotion

  • VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP)

  • Uplinks (2) to enable ECMP

  • Secondary Storage

Enabled

2

9000

Table 2. vDS-MgmtPort Group Configuration Settings

Parameter

Setting

Failover detection

Link status only

Notify switches

Enabled

Failback

Yes

Failover order

Active uplinks: Uplink1, Uplink2

Figure 1. Network Switch Design for ESXi Hosts


Consolidated Cluster Distributed Switch for Consolidated SDDC


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

Table 3. Virtual Switch by Physical and Virtual NICs

vSphere Distributed Switch

vmnic

Function

sfo01-w01-vds01

0

Uplink

sfo01-w01-vds01

1

Uplink

Note:

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

Table 4. Virtual Switch Port Groups and VLANs

vSphere Distributed Switch

Port Group Name

Teaming Policy

Active Uplinks

VLAN ID

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-management

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1631

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-management-vm

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1611

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-vmotion

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1632

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-vsan

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1633

sfo01-w01-vds01

Auto Generated (NSX VTEP)

Route based on SRC-ID

0,1

1634

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-storage (optional)

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1625

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo01-w01-vds01-uplink01

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1635

sfo01-w01-vds01

sfo02-w01-vds01-uplink02

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

2713

Table 5. VMKernel Adapters

vSphere Distributed Switch

Network Label

Connected Port Group

Enabled Services

MTU

sfo01-w01-vds01

Management

sfo01-w01-vds01-management

Management Traffic

1500 (Default)

sfo01-w01-vds01

vMotion

sfo01-w01-vds01-vmotion

vMotion Traffic

9000

sfo01-w01-vds01

vSAN

sfo01-w01-vds01-vsan

vSAN

9000

sfo01-w01-vds01

VTEP

Auto-generated (NSX VTEP)

-

9000

sfo01-w01-vds01

Storage

sfo01-w01-vds01-storage (optional)

-

9000

For more information on the physical network design specifications, see Physical Networking Design for Consolidated SDDC.