For a while, I’ve been looking for a way to pick which “slots” our VEM’s go into on the 1000V VSM. It would make troubleshooting much easier, and it just makes more sense to the networking guys who are used to working with physical line cards and supervisors.
A network escalation engineer over at VMware came through with a process for renumbering the VEM’s. It’s simple, but it never really occurred to me that it was this simple.
All you need to do is grab the host id of the VMware host from the VSM config, shut down the host to take the VEM offline, and then renumber it in the VSM config.
Here’s a screenshot @benperove sent over detailing the process. I’m definitely doing this ASAP on my 1000V’s! Thanks Ben!