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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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The design of VMware VSS and VDS

The VMware vSphere virtual switch is classified into two features, VMware VSS and VMware VDS.

Using the VMware VSS is like using a physical switch; each VMware vSphere ESXi host has its personal virtual switches. It automatically detects where the VM is connected and forwards the packet accordingly. The vSphere Distributed Switch is one virtual switch that is shared across multiple ESXi hosts and acts as a single switch across the associated ESXi host:

The design of VMware VSS and VDS

On the virtual switch, the left-hand side shows port groups linked to it; they are connected to VMs. On the left-hand side are uplink connecters that are linked to ...

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