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How to Configure FT Logging on Standard Switch

In the previous post we have learned about What is Fault Tolerance and How it works. Before configuring Fault Tolerance we have to enable or configure Fault Tolerance Logging traffic on either standard switch or the distributed switch which we are using .

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Fault Tolerance uses FT Logging for continuously sync data between Primary and Secondary virtual machines. Hence it is recommended to use dedicated Gigabit connectivity for faster data transfer.

If you haven’t read the Previous post on what is FT then check below Link:

What is VMware Fault Tolerance ?

In this post we will see on How to configure FT Logging on vSphere Standard Switch Step by Step:

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.
Select the Host.
Go to Configure.
Select Virtual Switches.
Click on ADD Networking as shown.

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Step 2:
Select the First Option “VMkernel Network Adapter” and Click Next.

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Step 3:
Here you can add VMkernel to existing switch or you can create New Switch.
In this post we will be creating New Standard Switch.
Select New Standard Switch and Click Next.

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Step 4:
Here we have to assign Physical Adapters which will be used for FT Traffic.
Select the Adapters which you want to Assign.
Click Next.

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Step 5:
Provide the Network Label name for the Port Group and VLAN ID if any.
Select the Fault Tolerance logging from Available Services.
Click Next.

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Step 6:
VMkernel requires an IP address. So provide static IP Address and Netmask for VMkernel.
Click Next.

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Step 7:
Review the configuration you have done.
Click Finish to create the switch with Fault Tolerance VMkernel.

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Once you click Finish you can see that New Standard Switch is created with Fault Tolerance VMkernel:

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Using this way you have to create the Fault Tolerance Logging before configuring FT for the virtual machine. In this post we have created on standard switch but you can also configure on distributed switch.

In the Next post we will see on How to configure Fault Tolerance on VM.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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