I am just wondering if I am the only one who doesn’t understand this. I had a discussion with our vDS team around changing the dvPortgroup settings. This can only been done after the dvPortgroup has been created. On top of that it gets created with standard values of which some don’t really follow my general best practices. (For instance Forged Transmits is set to Accept by default instead of Reject.)
With a regular vSwitch you could just set all your preferences on the vSwitch. The Portgroups that you would create would inherit the properties of the vSwitch. Of course when needed you could always override these properties on a per Portgroup level. However with a dvSwitch this isn’t possible as you cannot set these properties on the dvSwitch level. A dvPortgroup however is created with default settings which you can’t change during the creation.
Apparently this decision has been made after many customer complained about the complexity of the vSwitch / Portgroup inheritance concept. I have never found this a problem, or even complex to be honest and I was wondering what you think about this?
Do you prefer the current method or would you for instance like to have the option to change the defaults? I think having a “default dvPortgroup template” would be a nice enhancement. Please leave a comment and I will, if needed, contact our Product Manager to discuss this and will do my best to get it on the roadmap.