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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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5.6. The Bottom Line

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?

Create virtual switches (vSwitches) and distributed virtual switches (dvSwitches).

vSphere introduces a new type of virtual switch, the vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switch, as well as continuing to support the host-based vSwitch (now referred to as the vNetwork Standard Switch) from previous versions. vNetwork Distributed Switches bring new functionality to the vSphere networking environment, including ...

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