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NK1000 Vmotion

Hi Guys,

I am trying to figure out how to do vmotion on the Cisco Nexus. At the moment i have both cold/hot migrations taking place but i am not sure if its best practise the way i have configured it.

Basically i created a port profile, which is below,

Port-profile VMotion

vmware-port group

switchport mode access

switchport access vlan 963

system vlan 963

no shut

state enabled.

If i change the my system-uplink port profile to allow the extra system vlan, it works perfectly. So i have created the VMKernal interfaces and everything work great.

I want to be able to use VMotion without using a System VLAN and also using a unused VMNIC, so that the Vmotion traffic will be using a complete seperate PNIC, to normal VM data and System traffic.

Question is how do i configure this in the Nexus 1000v and Vcenter?


Re: NK1000 Vmotion


Re: NK1000 Vmotion

I'm in a similar setup and wondering the same thing.

Since you have it on another NIC that is not part of your VEM, you wouldn't set it up in VSM, right?

You'd creat a new vSwitch for your vMotion NIC and manage it in VMWare right?