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How vSphere sees VLANs

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vSphere Networking for CCIEs

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Before you even consider getting into the NSX, be sure you understand deeply the vSphere, vCenter and ESXi concepts, including the vSphere Networking (vSwitch and vDS). If this is not the case, I highly recommend you start with a vSphere-networking course.


There are two types of Hypervisors, and in case of VMware they are, as show on the diagram above.
-Type 1: ESXi over the Bare Metal (Physical Server) -Type 2: VM Workstation installed on the Native OS
The vCenter Server system is a centralised platform for management features. It manages each of the ESXi hosts. Have in mind that in the vCenter your ESXi servers will be managed as Hosts, so from it´s point of view each ESXi is a single Host.
The vCenter Server system includes the following features: VMware vSphere® vMotion® enables you to migrate running virtual machines from one ESXi host to another without disrupting the virtual machine.VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler" (DRS) provides load balancing for your virtual m…