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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Understanding the physical network design

Network connectivity must be provided for both virtual machine network connectivity and VMkernel connectivity. Physical switches, uplinks, virtual switches, and virtual PortGroups are all components of the physical network design.

How to do it…

Performance, capacity, availability, and recoverability are all factors that must be taken into account when determining the hardware and the configuration of the physical network. The following steps are necessary to successfully complete the physical network design:

  1. Select the network hardware that satisfies the logical network design, including physical network switches and network interface cards.

  2. Verify whether or not the network I/O device hardware, such as network interface cards and converged network adapters (CNA), is compatible and supported using the VMware HCL.

  3. Design the physical network topology and virtual network configuration to satisfy the design factors related to availability, recoverability...