Chapter 2. Planning and Configuring vSphere Networking

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Configuring vSphere Standard Switches

Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches

Configuring vSS and vDS Policies

In our discussion on vSphere networking, I will address many topics, such as vSphere standard switches (vSS), vSphere distributed switches (vDS), port groups, and the properties for all of these. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in all the terminology, especially when most of the components are not something that you can see or hold in your hand. To keep from becoming overwhelmed with the technology, focus on two primary questions. The first question is, “What type of connections can I create and what do they do?” The second is, “Where ...

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