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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Configuring security, traffic shaping, teaming and failover on a vSwitch and a VDS

The security, traffic shaping, teaming and failover settings function in the same manner for a standard vSwitch and a VDS, with a couple of exceptions regarding traffic shaping and load balancing methods. Unlike a standard vSwitch, a VDS can handle both ingress and egress traffic shaping. VDS also has a load balancing method called Route based on physical NIC load.

How to do it…

In this recipe, we will learn how to reach and locate these settings on a vSwitch and VDS.

On a standard vSwitch

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to locate and edit the security, traffic shaping, teaming and failover settings on a standard vSwitch:

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