Mishra wrote: »
Are most 10gig nics you can buy supported by ESX3.5u4? I know this is off topic, sorry...
astorrs wrote: »
I'm not sure you're thinking about this correctly.
Build your vSwitches based on & to segregate the physical connections that are attached to that switch (since a pNIC can only be connected to one vSwitch). Build your portgroups to satisfy the logical divisions you need (VLANs, etc).
Not sure what more there is to think about... maybe I'm missing something. The environment of ~50 hosts I've been deploying these last couple months has a single vSwitch (ESXi 3.5U4) per host with ~30 port groups (lots of VLANs in their environment) connected to redundant 10G pNICs.
If we're talking about dvSwitches (vDS is a stupid acronym in my book) the same holds true - and don't forget you can only have 16 dvSwitches per vCenter instance.