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VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking

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Take a deep dive into networking in VMware vSphere. Explore virtual switch basics, as well as more complex topics, including distributed switches and TCP/IP stacks.

VMware vSphere networking is a core VMware competency and is heavily represented in the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV) exams. In this course, instructor Rick Crisci takes a deep dive into networking for VMware vSphere. Rick kicks off the course with virtual switch basics, going over how network traffic travels from the operating system of a VM and gets virtualized, as well as the major components of vSphere standard switches. He then builds to more complex topics, including distributed switches, physical networking, TCP/IP stacks, and private VLANs.


1. vSphere Networking Basics
  • Virtual networking
  • vSphere standard switches
  • vSphere distributed switches
  • vSphere distributed switch features
  • Create a vSphere distributed switch
2. vSphere Distributed Switch Features and Policies
  • Configuring vSphere distributed switch policies
  • Migrate VMs to a vSphere distributed switch
  • Verify networking configuration
  • Managing physical network adapters
  • Configure traffic shaping
  • Network I/O and storage I/O control
  • Configure network I/O control
  • Private VLANs
  • Configure private VLANs
  • TCP/IP stacks
  • Configure port mirroring
  • Configure NetFlow

Taught by

Rick Crisci

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