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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Designing a vSphere network

After understanding the design of VSS and VDS, it is now time to read about designing a network for the virtual datacenter, aligning to design framework factors that need to be considered, such as availability, performance, management, and recoverability.

Readiness

When we design our network infrastructure and iron out a single point of failure, always consider high availability, including two switches, two routers, two NICs for the ESXi host, and two power supplies. The readiness of our design should focus on traffic, such as management traffic, IP storage, applications, VM, IP-based storage, vMotion and fault tolerance traffic. You can use the following techniques to accommodate the aforementioned factors:

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