The port binding creates connections for the traffic between certain types of iSCSI and iSER adapters and the physical network adapters.
- Software iSCSI adapter
- Dependent hardware iSCSI adapter
- VMware iSCSI over RDMA (iSER) adapter
You can also use the VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ and VMware NSX® Virtual Switch™ in the port binding configuration. For information about NSX virtual switches, see the VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere documentation.
If you use a vSphere distributed switch with multiple uplink ports, for port binding, create a separate distributed port group per each physical NIC. Then set the team policy so that each distributed port group has only one active uplink port. For detailed information on distributed switches, see the vSphere Networking documentation.