Setting up networks for the vCloud VM

We will have a look at how to set up the ESXi hosts and the vCloud Cell VM with an optimized network setup.

Getting ready

We need vSphere ESXi hosts that can be configured as well as the vCloud Director Cell VM, and root rights are needed for both of them.

How to do it...

We will first look at the ESXi network setup and then at the setup for the vCloud Cell.

Optimal ESXi network setup

This network setup is optimal for workload clusters. The following diagram shows that we are using the Distributed Switch to host the management and the vMotion VMKernel ports as well as all the VM networks. As vCloud creates the VM Network port groups itself, we don't have to worry about it too much.

Perform the following steps for ...

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