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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Chapter 3. Designing VMware vSphere Networking

VMware vSphere is a promising virtualization product. Though we may have the desire to begin deployment straightaway, heed the motto of the VMware vSphere network design before you start. We must look at several prerequisites even before we install the VMware vSphere product on our VT-enabled hardware; failing to meet any one of these prerequisites could entail a lot of troubleshooting. Also, another complexity during unplanned deployment is that you will end up with a greater risk of outage on other servers and systems as well. Communication with shared storage, and networks without the requisite preparation may involuntarily take down other servers and systems or in the worst case, this action could ...

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