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How hot-plugging works on the VMware ESX platform

Hot-plugging an interface into a vRouter that runs in a VMware ESX host VM is automatic.

When you add a network interface to a running vRouter by using VMware vSphere Client, the router automatically detects the interface and registers it with the kernel. Similarly, when you delete an interface from a running vRouter, it unregisters the interface with the kernel.
Note: On a VMware ESX platform, as many as 10 interfaces can be hot-plugged into a vRouter. The following table lists the names that are assigned to hot-plugged interfaces.
Table 1. Interface names
Slot Interface Name

1

dp0p160p1

2

dp0p192p1

3

dp0p224p1

4

dp0p256p1

5

dp0p161p1

6

dp0p193p1

7

dp0p225p1

8

dp0p257p1

9

dp0p162p1

10

dp0p194p1