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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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Table of Contents (20 chapters)
VMware vSphere Essentials
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Chapter 4. Managing Virtual Network

In the previous chapter, we covered basic operations with a virtual machine such as creation, provisioning, guest operating system installation, creating clones/templates, and so on. We learned about disk provisioning, and cloning of virtual machines and templates.

In this chapter, we will cover network management in a VMware virtual infrastructure. We will cover and understand various virtual network components, virtual switches, and virtual ports. After this chapter, you will understand essential virtual networking concepts such as VLANs. You will also be able to create and configure network security policies, NIC teaming and load-balancing.

Following is the list of topics we will go through in this chapter:

  • Basic network operations using vSphere

  • Understanding virtual network components and their implementation

  • Virtual switch types, components, and ports

  • Creating VLANs

  • Network and security policies

  • Load-balancing with vSphere

vSphere networking allows virtual...