The cluster uses a single vSphere distributed switch whose design includes traffic types on the switch, the number of required NICs, jumbo frames configuration, port groups settings, and Network I/O Control settings.

Table 1. Virtual Switch for the Consolidated ROBO Cluster

vSphere Distributed Switch Name

Function

Network I/O Control

Number of Physical NIC Ports

MTU

nyc01-r01-vds01

  • ESXi Management

  • Management VMs

  • vSAN

  • vSphere vMotion

  • VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP)

  • Uplinks (2) for ECMP

  • Secondary Storage

Enabled

2

9000

Table 2. Configuration Settings of the Management Port Group

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


Table 3. Virtual Switch by Physical and Virtual NICs for Consolidated ROBO

vSphere Distributed Switch

vmnic

Function

nyc01-r01-vds01

0

Uplink

nyc01-r01-vds01

1

Uplink

Note:

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

Table 4. Virtual Switch Port Groups and VLANs for ROBO

vSphere Distributed Switch

Port Group Name

Teaming Policy

Active Uplinks

VLAN ID

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-management

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1811

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-vmotion

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1812

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-vsan

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1813

nyc01-r01-vds01

Auto Generated (NSX VTEP)

Route based on SRC-ID

0,1

1814

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-storage (optional)

Route based on physical NIC load

0,1

1815

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-uplink01

Route based on originating virtual port

0

1816

nyc01-r01-vds01

nyc01-r01-vds01-uplink02

Route based on originating virtual port

1

1817

Table 5. VMkernel Adapters for Consolidated ROBO

vSphere Distributed Switch

Network Label

Connected Port Group

Enabled Services

MTU

nyc01-r01-vds01

Management

nyc01-r01-vds01-management

Management Traffic

1500 (Default)

nyc01-r01-vds01

vMotion

nyc01-r01-vds01-vmotion

vMotion Traffic

9000

nyc01-r01-vds01

vSAN

nyc01-r01-vds01-vsan

vSAN

9000

nyc01-r01-vds01

VTEP

Auto-generated (NSX VTEP)

-

9000

nyc01-r01-vds01

Storage

nyc01-r01-vds01-storage (optional)

-

9000

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