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

Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-3: Policy inheritance

Here is another instalment in this series. In my last post Part2: Virtual Switches, we discussed about switch types in vSphere. Now with this post we are entering into switch configurations and policies. Before I talk about these settings and policies in detail individually in later posts, in this post, first of all we will … Continue reading Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-3: Policy inheritance

Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-2: Virtual Switches

As discussed in previous post Part-1: Basics, we have two types of switches that are available in vSphere i.e. Standard switch and Distributed switch. So in this post we will explore these switch types. But before we do that, let's dive into basics of switches in virtual architecture first. What is a virtual switch? A … Continue reading Uncovering Virtual Networking Part-2: Virtual Switches

Uncovering virtual networking Part-4: What is Promiscuous mode?

In virtual networking, we have multiple policy settings that we can configure on standard switch or distributed switch in vSphere. In previous posts, we discussed basics of virtual networking along with switch types and had switch properties walkthrough. Check previous posts here, Part1: BasicsPart2: Virtual SwitchesPart3: Walkthrough Switch properties In this post, we will begin … Continue reading Uncovering virtual networking Part-4: What is Promiscuous mode?