Which two statements are true about this configuration?

An administrator has been tasked with creating a vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) for an ESXi host with the following specifications:

1. 116 virtual machines will be connected to the switch,
2. The switch wall have four uplinks configured for port-based load balancing.
3. The switch will act as a secondary heartbeat network for HA.

Which two statements are true about this configuration? (Choose two)

A.
The configuration requires a Service Console Port

B.
The configuration requires a VMkernel port

C.
A vSS created with default settings in the vSphere Client is insufficient for this configuration

D.
A vSS created with 128 ports using the vSphere CLI is sufficient for this configuration

Explanation:

ESXi didn’t have Service Console port

Page 11 from vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf

5 Comments on “Which two statements are true about this configuration?

  1. AS says:

    On this way I understand that my requirements are 121 ports (116VMs + 4 Uplinks + 1 vmkernel) since a standard vSwitch has 120 ports, this will not be sufficient to address my requirements. Is that right?

  2. Trevor says:

    It was always my understanding that a port group with 120 ports actually had 128, with 8 ‘reserved’ for internal use. A vicfg-vswitch list will show 128 ports and I have seen screen shots with old Vi3 vSS set with 56 ports and more than that number of VMs on it, essentially a 64 port switch.

    I do agree that the ‘real’ port count is 116 x VMs, 4 pNICs and a VMK port; 121 ports used in total and if my above statement is correct then VMware are messin’ with or heads.

  3. Ricardo says:

    The correct answer is: A vSS created with default settings in the vSphere Client is insufficient for this configuration, as explained before because it is INSUFFICIENT for this configuration

  4. Surge says:

    While the correct answer is “A vSS created with default settings in the vSphere Client is insufficient for this configuration”, the total should be 122 = vSS(1), 116 VM (116), 4 pNICs (4), VMK (1). When you create a vSS “Used Ports” will be 1.


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