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IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V Quickstart Guide

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The IBM® Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V (DVS 5000V) is a software-based network switching solution that is designed for use with the virtualized network resources in a VMware enhanced data center. It works with VMware vSphere and ESXi 5.0 and beyond to provide an IBM Networking OS management plane and advanced Layer 2 features in the control and data planes. It provides a large-scale, secure, and dynamic integrated virtual and physical environment for efficient virtual machine (VM) networking that is aware of server virtualization events, such as VMotion and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). The DVS 5000V interoperates with any 802.1Qbg compliant physical switch to enable switching of local VM traffic in the hypervisor or in the upstream physical switch. Network administrators who are familiar with IBM System Networking switches can manage the DVS 5000V just like IBM physical switches by using advanced networking, troubleshooting, and management features to make the virtual switch more visible and easier to manage.

This IBM Redbooks® publication helps the network and system administrator install, tailor, and quickly configure the IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V (DVS 5000V) for a new or existing virtualization computing environment. It provides several practical applications of the numerous features of the DVS 5000V, including a step-by-step guide to deploying, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting the device. Administrators who are already familiar with the CLI interface of IBM System Networking switches will be comfortable with the DVS 5000V. Regardless of whether the reader has previous experience with IBM System Networking, this publication is designed to help you get the DVS 5000V functional quickly, and provide a conceptual explanation of how the DVS 5000V works in tandem with VMware.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 System requirements
    3. 1.3 DVS 5000V solution overview
      1. 1.3.1 DVS 5000V components
      2. 1.3.2 Edge Virtual Bridging
    4. 1.4 VMware networking
      1. 1.4.1 Virtual switches
      2. 1.4.2 Port Groups and vNIC profiles
    5. 1.5 DVS 5000V enhancements since Version 1.0
      1. 1.5.1 Enhancements
      2. 1.5.2 Portless profiles feature
      3. 1.5.3 Recovery feature
      4. 1.5.4 Upgrade procedure for the enhancements
    6. 1.6 More information
  5. Chapter 2. IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V reference architecture
    1. 2.1 Architecture overview
    2. 2.2 Physical architecture
    3. 2.3 Logical architecture
      1. 2.3.1 Layer 2
      2. 2.3.2 Layer 3
  6. Chapter 3. IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V installation
    1. 3.1 DVS 5000V installation prerequisites
    2. 3.2 Installing the DVS 5000V Host module
      1. 3.2.1 Installation using the ESXi shell
    3. 3.3 Installing the DVS 5000V Controller
    4. 3.4 DVS 5000V initial configuration
      1. 3.4.1 Setting the IPv4 management address
      2. 3.4.2 Enabling remote access
    5. 3.5 Creating the Global vDS instance
    6. 3.6 DVS 5000V licensing
    7. 3.7 Adding the ESXi host to the DVS 5000V
  7. Chapter 4. Systems management
    1. 4.1 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
      1. 4.1.1 Local user accounts
      2. 4.1.2 RADIUS authentication and authorization
      3. 4.1.3 TACACS+ authentication and authorization
    2. 4.2 Network management protocols
      1. 4.2.1 Simple Network Management Protocol
      2. 4.2.2 System time
      3. 4.2.3 Logging and syslog
    3. 4.3 sFlow
      1. 4.3.1 Enabling sFlow traffic on ESXi
      2. 4.3.2 Configuring sFlow
    4. 4.4 Port mirroring
      1. 4.4.1 Configuring port mirroring
      2. 4.4.2 Configuring ERSPAN
      3. 4.4.3 Viewing ERSPAN in Wireshark
  8. Chapter 5. IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V implementation
    1. 5.1 Uplink configuration
      1. 5.1.1 Uplink profiles
      2. 5.1.2 Link aggregation
      3. 5.1.3 Link aggregation hash
    2. 5.2 Connecting virtual machines
      1. 5.2.1 Configuring vNIC profiles
      2. 5.2.2 Configuring stand-alone ports and port-level configuration
      3. 5.2.3 Associating VMs with the DVS 5000V
    3. 5.3 Virtualization Aware Networking with Edge Virtual Bridging
      1. 5.3.1 Prerequisites and limitations
      2. 5.3.2 Implementation overview
      3. 5.3.3 Configuring the VSI Type database
      4. 5.3.4 Applying a VSI Type with Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator mode connectivity
      5. 5.3.5 Configuring the physical network for EVB
      6. 5.3.6 Connecting a virtual machine and verifying the EVB VEPA implementation
      7. 5.3.7 VM Mobility with VEPA
      8. 5.3.8 Virtual Edge Bridging with VSI Types
    4. 5.4 Advanced switch features
      1. 5.4.1 Quality of service (QoS)
      2. 5.4.2 Access Control Lists
      3. 5.4.3 Private VLANs
  9. Chapter 6. Maintenance and troubleshooting
    1. 6.1 Configuration management
      1. 6.1.1 Configuration file and block
      2. 6.1.2 Managing the configuration
    2. 6.2 Firmware management
      1. 6.2.1 Loading a new image in to the DVS 5000V Controller
      2. 6.2.2 Selecting an image and configuration
    3. 6.3 Logging and reporting
      1. 6.3.1 Information that is needed for a Problem Management Record
    4. 6.4 Contacting IBM Support
  10. Related publications
    1. Online resources
    2. Help from IBM
  11. Back cover
  12. IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
    1. Introduction
    2. Business problem and business value
    3. Reference architecture use
    4. Requirements
    5. InfoSphere BigInsights predefined configuration
    6. InfoSphere BigInsights HBase predefined configuration
    7. Deployment considerations
    8. Customizing the predefined configurations
    9. Predefined configuration bill of materials
    10. References
    11. The team who wrote this paper
    12. Now you can become a published author, too!
    13. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  13. Notices
    1. Trademarks