Distributed Virtual Switches (dvSwitches) are software, layer 2 virtual switches that span multiple ESXi hosts. dvSwitches are created, administered and monitored by vCenter. As centrally managed switch, dvSwitches are easier to create, administer and, most importantly, configure meet compatibility requirements (for vMotion, etc.) than Standard vSwitches - because all member ESXi hosts see exactly the same configuration. dvSwitches support many advanced features that Standard vSwitches do not including Health Checks, Configuration Backup & Recovery, Port Shadowing and much more.
In this class you will learn:
- What a dvSwitch is and how it works
- How to create a dvSwitch and how to set base properties for the dvSwitch
- How to create Port Groups for Virtual Machine networking and also for VMkernel networking
- What the DVUplink Port Group is and its special role in a dvSwitch
- How to assign Physical NICs to a dvSwitch to act as uplinking adapters to a common layer 2 network
- How to bulk migrate Virtual Machines off of Standard vSwitch port groups and on to dvSwitch port groups
- How to migrate VMkernel ports from Standard vSwitches on to dvSwitch port groups
- How to add new ESXi hosts to a dvSwitch
- What Private vLANs are, how they work and their use cases
By the end of the chapter you will have learned everything you need to create, configure and administer dvSwitches. You will be able to migrate Standard vSwitch networking over to your dvSwitches so that you can consolidate all of your networking configuration and all of your physical NICs onto your new dvSwitches.
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I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 25 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.
worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving
to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified
Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have
also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.
My VMware Work Experience
- I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 12 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
- I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
- After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
- Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math from the University of Toronto. I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.
I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.
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