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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Design considerations for networks with industry inputs

Here are some of the key design considerations followed worldwide by experts. Consider using some of them:

  • Ensuring that vMotion and FT traffic are encrypted in your design; if not, it will result in security breach.
  • Planning whether to use Microsoft NLB in your design or not. It's a decent awareness to select "No" to inform switches about VM MAC discourse deviations.
  • Considering whether to include VM sizing and functionality into a version when sizing your vMotion network.
  • Choosing to opt for a NIC that chains jumbo frames, NetQueue and TCP, and checksum offload to boost your design and achieve better performance.
  • Limiting and sharing Network I/O Control in your design.
  • Choosing a route-based ...

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