Last week I got on a bit of roll updating my old vSphere 5.5 content on the VMUG Wiki to be vSphere 6.0 Update 1 content. I’ve had some time away from doing this bit of community work – a combination of family commitments and prioritising my own interests have had to come first. Hey, this is a Gap Year remember!
So there new chapter on Distributed Switches for vSphere 6.0 U1 is here:
As with Standard Switches you’ll see there’s a couple of new options when creating vmkernel ports on a a DvS:
Once again I found enabling the Health Check feature helped me ID some tagging issues on VLANs on my ‘new’ pSwitch. I recently pulled the Cisco Nexus gear I had out of my lab – because I had to be returned to VMware when I went on my sabbatical – that meant bring in a new/old switch that had been gathering dust under the spare bed. There were a couple of VLANs I’d setup up where I had bodged the VLAN configuration. What can I say I’m bad network admin who does network admin every couple of years….
Some of the stuff in this chapter hasn’t changed – because it hadn’t changed. Some of it I could update because my physical infrastructure didn’t support some of the pre-reqs required. So if anyone spots anything that seems to be incorrect let me know – and provide a screengrab to swap out….