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SDN and NFV Simplified: A Visual Guide to Understanding Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization by Jim Doherty

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8. VMware, VSphere, VMotion, and VXLAN

In the previous chapters, we looked at virtualization in the data center, from both a server and network perspective, but from a software-agnostic viewpoint. This was fine when dealing with high-level overviews of the theory behind the technology and its operation. However, now we need to move forward to discuss lower-level details, and that will require looking at specific hypervisors rather than generic examples. To simplify matters, this chapter takes a deep look at the leading hypervisor vendor, VMware, and their products, such as VSphere, VMotion, and VXLAN and others.

VMware Product Design

VMware is probably the most well-known virtualization vendor around. Indeed, many technical people were first ...

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