Eventually, it all comes back to the network. Having servers running VMware ESXi with VMs stored on a highly redundant Fibre Channel SAN is great, but they’re ultimately useless if the VMs can’t communicate across the network. What good is the ability to run 10 production systems on a single host at less cost if those production systems aren’t available? Clearly, virtual networking within ESXi is a key area for every vSphere administrator to understand fully.
In this chapter, you will learn to
- Identify the components of virtual networking
- Create virtual switches and distributed virtual switches
- Create and manage NIC teaming, VLANs, and private VLANs
- Examine the options for third-party ...