Task 1: Create a Distributed Switch
In this, we need to go to networking and create the DVS
Task 2: Add the ESXi Hosts to the New Distributed Switch
Now we need to add our hosts to the DVS
Task 3: Examine Your Distributed Switch Configuration
Now we need to examine the created DVS
Here we can see the Uplink, now we need to confirm the properties are correct.
Then confirming the rest of the settings are not configured.
Lastly, we need to check the port group, which is configured correctly.
Task 4: Migrate the Virtual Machines to a Distributed Switch Port Group.
To do this we need to go to our DVS and ‘Migrate VM to Another Network
Now I need to confirm my Host is in the DVS.
And also my virtual machine.
Now we need to confirm that the Distributed Port Group is running as well as the Uplink Port Group.
Now we need to confirm that the VM has full network connectivity.
The connection is there.
Now we need to revert the DVS changes for the next lab.
It’s all starting to get confusing, like am I making this stuff to get an understanding for it or am I actually going to be using it in the future labs?? I’m just taking things slow and making sure I follow each step.
I have not faced any issues, only things that catch me is that I don’t know if it wants me to use both ESXi hosts or just one.. It just says a single one in the book but the title says ‘hosts’.. confusing, but anyway the lab is complete and working.