8. VMware, VSphere, VMotion, and VXLAN
In the previous chapters, we looked at virtualization in the data center, from both a server and network perspective, but from a software-agnostic viewpoint. This was fine when dealing with high-level overviews of the theory behind the technology and its operation. However, now we need to move forward to discuss lower-level details, and that will require looking at specific hypervisors rather than generic examples. To simplify matters, this chapter takes a deep look at the leading hypervisor vendor, VMware, and their products, such as VSphere, VMotion, and VXLAN and others.
VMware Product Design
VMware is probably the most well-known virtualization vendor around. Indeed, many technical people were first ...