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-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 vSphere virtual networking Part-1: Basics

Welcome everyone to this series on vSphere virtual networking. This is going to be a long series due to the vast scope of configuration In this series, we will explore concepts related to vSphere virtual net possibilities in vSphere virtual networking. The reason of doing this series is basically to let everyone (specially beginners) understand … Continue reading Uncovering vSphere virtual networking Part-1: Basics

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?