VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking

Learn about advanced vSwitch features and capabilities applicable to both Standard and Distributed vSwitches | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

Do you need to learn more about VMware vSwitch capabilities? Then this course is for you In this 90 minute course, you will learn how to take advantage of advanced vSwitch capabilities such as:

  • Network Security settings
  • The 5 different pNIC teaming strategies
  • Two different ways vSwitches can perform network health checks
  • How to pass pNICs through to VMs
  • Design tips and Use Cases
  • Best Practices

Network Security

The course starts out with a detailed discussion of the three different vSwitch security settings that you can use to limit security issues caused by VM admins using tools to:

  1. Sniff network traffic
  2. Change their VM's runtime vNIC MAC address
  3. Port Scan other systems

pNIC Teams

Next, we move on to consider Physical NIC Teaming strategies supported by vSphere 6.5. We'll cover all five strategies in detail, including:

  1. Route by Originating Port
  2. Route by Originating MAC Address
  3. Route by IP Hash (Etherchannel)
  4. Route by pNIC Load
  5. Active / Stand-by pNIC Teaming

Each pNIC teaming strategy has specific Pros and Cons and is called for in specific Use Cases. We'll go over these in detail, and I'll give you a strategy you can use to select the most effective pNIC teaming solution to suite your environment.

Other Topics

We go on to cover other topics such as:

  1. vLAN tagging at the vSwitch / Port Group
  2. Dedicated pNIC to VM direct assignments with DirectPath
  3. Shared pNIC to VM direct assignments with Single Root I/O Virtualization

Finally, we network design, network performance, network monitoring and best practices to help you get the best out of your network.

Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

Get VMware vSphere & View Training... for less!

Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized VMware vSphere training? 

A: Enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6.5 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

Many name is Larry Karnis - and I create courses that will help you start your career as a VMware vSphere 6.5 administrator, and help you build you knowledge and skill in vSphere 6.5 advanced features and capabilities. 

With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goals are to:

  • Give you a better training experience than classroom training
  • Help you learn more than you can learn in a 5 day class
  • Give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • Provide you to supporting books and hands-on lab rentals

At price points that you (or your boss) will appreciate.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I 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 14 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 degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

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.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/larrykarnis



Larry Karnis

Course Curriculum

VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking Topics
VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking - Introduction FREE TRIAL
VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking - Lecture
VMware vSphere 6.5 Advanced Networking - Hands-on Lab Demo
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