Chapter 6. The vSphere Network Design

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Determining network bandwidth requirements
  • Standard or distributed virtual switches
  • Providing network availability
  • Virtual switch security
  • Network resource management
  • Using private VLANs
  • IP storage network design considerations
  • vMotion network design considerations


To effectively design a virtual network infrastructure, a design architect must understand the virtual network architecture, including which features are available and how they are configured. This chapter contains recipes a design architect can use to design a virtual network architecture that provides the capacity and availability required to support the virtual infrastructure.

The logical ...

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