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  • Hi,

    I was wondering how I should setup my virtual switch in a 2016 DC Edition hyper-v cluster (10 hosts) using failover clustering.

    I already have 2 8 gig FC cards dedicated to the storage so the remaining ports I have available are...

    2 10 Gig E (currently teamed)

    4 1 Gig E (I don't want to use all four if possible)

    * Currently host, Cluster, VM's are all using the same VLAN. I can separate these by using separate VLANs.

    I currently have all (except storage) of the different functions using the teamed 10 Gig ports and it's working just fine, but I guess best practices say to split the different functions (live migration, cluster, management, VM guest traffic) up. 

    Would it be OK to just split the functions up using separate VLANs/internal/external switches and have any new VLANs trunked to the teamed 10 Gig ports? I would say 50-60% of the VM traffic will stay within the same 10 host cluster. Also live migrations and or failover will be with the same 10 hosts.

    I come from a VMware background and would normally just create one or two virtual switches with multiple port groups/separate VLANs and use 2 10 Gig E for everything except the storage.

    Just looking for some advice/feedback from the community. : )


    • Edited by Heybuzzz76 Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:03 PM .
    Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:36 PM

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