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Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Josh Atwell, Grant Orchard, Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall

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Chapter 5 Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks

Eventually, it all comes back to the network. Having servers running VMware ESXi with VMs stored on a highly redundant Fibre Channel SAN is great, but they’re ultimately useless if the VMs can’t communicate across the network. What good is the ability to run 10 production systems on a single host at less cost if those production systems aren’t available? Clearly, virtual networking within ESXi is a key area for every vSphere administrator to understand fully.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Identify the components of virtual networking
  • Create virtual switches and distributed virtual switches
  • Create and manage NIC teaming, VLANs, and private VLANs
  • Examine the options for third-party ...

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