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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Planning network infrastructure designs

The last crucial infrastructure part that we will cover in this chapter is networking. Besides an adequate server hardware configuration, it is also essential to plan networking wisely in order to achieve the best performance.

Understanding network cards and media variety

When implementing cost-effective and high-performing networks, customers can choose between two major media types: copper and fiber-based media types. Each media has its advantages and drawbacks.

Copper

Copper-based network designs are effective as the conventional cables and network switches are quite affordable. Also, they offer sufficient cable lengths for most of the infrastructure scenarios. Typically, common copper-based implementations ...

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