A ping test checks if two hosts in a VXLAN transport network can reach each other.

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In Logical Switches, double click the logical switch that you want to test in the Name column.

2

Click the Monitor tab.

3

Click the Hosts tab.

4

Click Browse in the Source Host section. In the Select Host dialog box, select the destination host.

5

Select the size of the test packet.

VXLAN standard size is 1550 bytes (should match the physical infrastructure MTU) without fragmentation. This allows NSX to check connectivity and verify that the infrastructure is prepared for VXLAN traffic.

Minimum packet size allows fragmentation. Hence, with packet size minimized, NSX can check connectivity but not whether the infrastructure is ready for the larger frame size.

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Click Browse in the Destination Host section. In the Select Host dialog box, select the destination host.

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Click Start Test.

The host-to-host ping test results are displayed.