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VMware vSphere 6.7 Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Abhilash G B
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VMware vSphere 6.7 Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Abhilash G B

Overview of this book

VMware vSphere is the most comprehensive core suite of SDDC solutions on the market. It helps transform data centers into simplified on-premises private cloud infrastructures. This edition of the book focuses on the latest version, vSphere 6.7. The books starts with chapters covering the greenfield deployment of vSphere 6.7 components and the upgrade of existing vSphere components to 6.7. You will then learn how to configure storage and network access for a vSphere environment. Get to grips with optimizing your vSphere environment for resource distribution and utilization using features such as DRS and DPM, along with enabling high availability for vSphere components using vSphere HA, VMware FT, and VCHA. Then, you will learn how to facilitate large-scale deployment of stateless/stateful ESXi hosts using Auto Deploy. Finally, you will explore how to upgrade/patch a vSphere environment using vSphere Update Manager, secure it using SSL certificates, and then monitor its performance with tools such as vSphere Performance Charts and esxtop. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in the core functionalities of vSphere 6.7 and be able to effectively deploy, manage, secure, and monitor your environment.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

iSCSI multipathing using Port Binding

iSCSI multipathing will depend on the type of storage and the network topology in use. There are two methods for this:

  • Multipathing for iSCSI using port binding: This is achieved by having two VMkernel interfaces configured with an active adapter each, but no standby adapters. Once done, these VMkernel (vmk) interfaces should be bound to the software iSCSI adapter.
  • Multipathing for iSCSI without port binding: Read the When not to use port binding section of VMware KB: 2038869 for more details (

In this recipe, we will learn about how to prepare the vSphere network for iSCSI multipathing by creating multiple VMkernel interfaces, which we will do by using the same set of physical NICs in alternating active/unused pairs. This method is used to achieve iSCSI multipathing by using the port binding method.