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May 07 2009

Networking Links

General

VMware Virtual Networking Concepts
VI3 Networking – Concepts and Components (VMworld 2007)
VI3 Networking – Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting (VMWorld 2007)
High Performance Virtualized I/O in 10 Gigabit Ethernet Era (VMWorld 2007)
Networking Virtual Machines (VMworld 2006)
Networking Scenarios & Troubleshooting (VMworld 2006)
Network Throughput in a Virtual Infrastructure
Integrating Virtual Machines into the Cisco Data Center Architecture
Performance Comparison of Virtual Network Devices
Networking Performance in VMware ESX Server 3.5
Server Virtualization – Network Implications and Best Practices
VMware Infrastructure 3 in a Cisco Network Environment
Physical network design options for VMware Infrastructure 3 environments
VMware Network Communications
10Gbps Networking Performance on ESX 3.5 Update 1
VI3 Networking:Advanced Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting VMware ESX network performance
How To Configure Networking from the Service Console Command Line
Verifying ESX Server host networking configuration on the service console

vSwitch

Ken Cline’s The Great vSwitch Debate Series: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7
Enabling Netflow on Virtual Switches
Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization
Using VMware: Understanding the Virtual Switch
Beaconing Demystified: Using Beaconing to Detect Link Failures
When is it OK to default on your VI?
Sample configuration of EtherChannel / Link aggregation with ESX 3.x and Cisco /HP switches
Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) network information via command line and VirtualCenter on an ESX host
Configuring the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) with ESX Server
Sample Configuration – Network Load Balancing (NLB) Multicast mode over routed subnet – Cisco Switch Static ARP Configuration
Sample Configuration – Network Load Balancing (NLB) Multicast Mode Configuration

NICs

Changing the MAC address of a virtual machine
Multi-NIC Performance in ESX 3.0.1 and XenEnterprise 3.2.0

NIC Teaming 802.3ad
ESX Server Requirements for Link Aggregation
Best Practice Recommendation: Use Cisco Link-State Tracking to Detect Switch Failure
Verifying the integrity of the physical network adapter
Understanding NIC Utilization in VMware ESX
Choosing a Network Adapter for Your Virtual Machine
Implementing Microsoft Network Load Balancing (NLB) in a Virtualized Environment
Configuring the speed and duplex of an ESX Server host network adapter

VLAN Tagging/802.1Q

VMware ESX Server 3 802.1Q VLAN Solutions
Configuring VLAN’s in VMware Infrastructure 3
VLAN Configuration on VI3: VST, EST VGT Tagging Tips
ESX Server, NIC Teaming and VLAN Trunking
VLAN Configuration on Virtual Switch, Physical Switch, and Virtual Machines
Sample Configuration – ESX connecting to physical switch via VLAN access mode. External Switch VLAN Tagging (EST Mode)
Sample configuration of virtual switch VLAN tagging (VST Mode) and ESX Server
Sample configuration of virtual guest VLAN tagging (VGT mode)

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