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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Determining factors that influence virtual networks

Virtualization enables the collective use of hardware resources. Hence, it is an important factor, specifically for server consolidation when it comes to saving management, space, and energy costs. One research area is the network. It is definitely difficult to identify factors that will create a performance bottleneck; hence, we will start with the following influencing factors:

  • Choosing a physical switch
  • Choosing the right virtual switch
  • Sizing the Ethernet capacity
  • Choosing the right enhancers
  • Choosing the ESXi server architecture to accommodate the network

The listed factors are crucial. You may consider other factors based on your requirements; hence, this is not a comprehensive list of factors, ...

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