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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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A.5. Chapter 5: Creating and Managing Virtual Networks

Identify the components of virtual networking.

Virtual networking is a blend of virtual switches, physical switches, VLANs, physical network adapters, virtual adapters, uplinks, NIC teaming, virtual machines, and port groups.

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What factors contribute to the design of a virtual network and the components involved?

Solution

Many factors contribute to a virtual network design. The number of physical network adapters in each ESX/ESXi host, using vSwitches vs. Distributed Virtual Switches, the presence or use of VLANs in the environment, the existing network topology, and the connectivity needs of the virtual machines in the environment are all factors that will play a role in the ...

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