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VMware vCloud Director Essentials by Lipika Pal

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Managing vSphere network resources

vCloud Director has different types of networks; these are external networks. It also has different types of network pools; external networks should be connected to vSphere port groups. Each external network is backed by a single port group. Preferably, use a single distributed virtual switch because it has several port groups in it and each one backs a different external network. Multiple external networks should be traversed through different VLANs.

Note

You can consider external networks as internet facing; however, this is not mandatory.

An important aspect that warrants understanding is how external networks on the provider side are built from vSphere networks. The following diagram shows an example of the ...

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