Uncovering virtual networking Part-8: Load balancing Algorithms

In previous post on Network failure detection, we started with the Teaming and Failover policies. We are going to explore load balancing algorithms in virtual networking in this post. This one is going to be the longest post I have written until now I guess 🙂 We have two types of switches, standard (vSS) and … Continue reading Uncovering virtual networking Part-8: Load balancing Algorithms

Uncovering virtual networking Part-7: Network Failure Detection Policy

Here we are with yet another post in this series on uncovering virtual networking. In previous post we discussed, Traffic Shaping. In this post, I will try to dive into network failure detection (NFD) policy options available in vSphere (Specifically ESXi 🙂 ). By the way, starting with this post, we are entering into Teaming … Continue reading Uncovering virtual networking Part-7: Network Failure Detection Policy

Uncovering virtual networking Part-6: Traffic Shaping

In previous post, we discussed about Security policies, MAC change and Forged transmit. With that covered, in this post, we will explore next switch policy which is Traffic Shaping policy. Traffic shaping policy allows ESXi host to shape the network traffic in both directions, Egress(Outbound) and Ingress (Inbound)***. Ok, what does it mean by 'shape … Continue reading Uncovering virtual networking Part-6: Traffic Shaping

Uncovering virtual Networking Part-5: Forged transmit and MAC Address change

In previous part we explored Promiscuous mode policy. In this post, we are going to discuss MAC address Change and Forged Transmit policy settings. Well, these two policies are related to each other. So it is going to make much more sense to discuss both of them together. As the policy name indicates, 'MAC address … Continue reading Uncovering virtual Networking Part-5: Forged transmit and MAC Address change

What is Blast Extreme Network Intelligent Transport (BENIT)?

In this post, we will explore what is Blast Extreme Network Intelligent Transport or BENIT in Horizon 7.5 & later and Horizon Client 4.8 & Later. However, before we discuss that, it is essential to understand previous technology, i.e, BEAT or Blast Extreme Adaptive Transport. In earlier versions of Horizon Clients, i.e, prior to Horizon … Continue reading What is Blast Extreme Network Intelligent Transport (BENIT)?

Series: Upgrading to Horizon 7.12, How to?

Welcome everyone to this series on upgrading Horizon environment to 7.12 release. In this series, I will upgrade Horizon 7.7 environment that is running in my test lab to Horizon 7.12 release. During this process, we will try to understand Upgrade path, product interoperability, upgrade order, upgrade process for each of the component. Horizon 7.x … Continue reading Series: Upgrading to Horizon 7.12, How to?