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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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C.3. Virtual Networking Best Practices

You can find the configuration details regarding the virtual networking best practices shown in the following list in Chapter 5:

  • Plan the virtual-to-physical networking integration.

  • Maximize the number of physical network adapters (Ethernet ports) to provide flexibility in the virtual networking architecture.

  • Separate Service Console, iSCSI, NAS, VMotion, Fault Tolerance (FT), and virtual machine traffic across different physical networks pending the availability of network adapters, or use a VLAN architecture to segment the traffic.

  • Create port groups with VLAN IDs to provide security, segmentation, and scalability to the virtual switching architecture.

  • Construct a virtual networking security policy for virtual ...

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