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

1

Log in to the vSphere web client.

2

Click Networking & Security and then click Logical Switches.

3

In the Name column, click the logical network that you want to test.

4

Click the Hosts tab.

5

Select a host.

6

Click the More Actions (more actions) icon and select Test Connectivity.

The Test Connectivity Between Hosts in the Network dialog box opens. The host you selected in step 7 appears in the Source host field. Select Browse to select a different source host.

7

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, NSX can check only connectivity but not whether the infrastructure is ready for the larger frame size.

8

In the Destination panel, click Browse Hosts.

9

In the Select Host dialog box, select the destination host.

10

Click Select.

11

Click Start Test.

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