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Standard switching vs distributed switching

  • I work for a cloud service provider, in which case we are soon to be onboarding a very large prem-to-cloud DR customer. The customer currently only utilizes standard switching in their VMware environment, though we only provision distributed switching and distributed switch port groups (VLANs) for our customers.


    My question is, will the customer experience any issues when failing over into our environment if the VMs in which they failover use standard switching?

    The target port groups expected in the VPG configuration(s) need to exist. It does not matter whether those port groups are provided with standard switching or distributed switching.

    It’s also worth noting that recovery can be tested, as can those target networks, using the Failover Test operation, without impacting the customer’s VMs or ongoing replication.

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