Networking Links


What’s New in VMware vSphere 4: Virtual Networking (VMware)
Virtual Networking Features of the VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch and Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches (VMware)
VMware vSphere vDS, VMkernel Ports, and Jumbo Frames (Scott Lowe)
vSphere Networking Enhancements and Features (OZvms)
Testing Network throughput between VMware ESX Hosts (The SLOG)
Optimizing Quality of Service for vSphere 4 Networking with Intel Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters (Dell)
TCP and UDP Ports for vCenter Server, ESX hosts, and other network components management access (KB article)

Network I/O Control

VMware Network I/O Control: Architecture, Performance and Best Practices (VMware)


Learning NVP/NSX – 15 part series (Scott Lowe)
NSX Manager – Part 1 – Deploy OVA (VCDX133)
NSX Manager – Part 2 – Upgrade to 6.1 (VCDX133)
NSX Manager – Part 3 – Configure (VCDX133)
The VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform (VMware Tech Paper)
VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide (VMware Tech Paper)
Data Center Micro-Segmentation (VMware Tech Paper)
Working With NSX – Deploying NSX Manager (Wahl Network)
Working with NSX – Assigning User Permissions (Wahl Network)
Working with NSX – Deploying NSX Controllers via GUI and API (Wahl Network)
Working with NSX – Preparing The Cluster and Hosts (Wahl Network)
Working with NSX – Configuring VXLAN and VTEPs (Wahl Network)


vNetwork Distributed Switch Datasheet (VMware)
VMware Roadmap Demo: vNetwork Distributed Switch (VMware video)
Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vNetwork Distributed Switch (
vNetwork Distributed Switch back-up files (
Distributed Virtual Port Groups and Distributed Virtual Uplinks (
vSphere DvSwitch caveats and best practices! (
VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch: Migration and Configuration (VMware)
Two vSwitches are better than 1, right? (Faz1)
VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch and vSphere (video)
vNetwork Distributed Switches (vDS) an overview (Virtualised Reality)
dvSwitch? (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 4.0 vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) – Video Demonstration + Architecture Diagram (Hypervizor)
vNetwork Distributed Switch on ESX 4.x – Concepts Overview (KB Article)
Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switch using vCenter (KB Article)
vNetwork Distributed PortGroup (dvPortGroup) configuration (KB Article)
Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) Virtual Adapters (KB Article)

Cisco Nexus 1000V

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch Product Overview (Cisco)
Cisco Nexus 1000V: Come and Get It (Cisco)
Cisco Nexus 1000V In Depth (Cisco)
DMZ Virtualization Using VMware vSphere 4 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch (VMware)
Nexus 1000V with FCoE CNA and VMWare ESX 4.0 deployment diagram (Internetwork Expert)
10 Things to Know about the Cisco Nexus 1000V (Bobolwig)
VM Network Security with the Nexus 1000V (Faz1)
How to install an (60-day) evaluation license for Nexus 1000V (video)
Cisco Nexus 1000V and vSphere (video)
Detailed Feature Demo of Nexus 1000V (video)
Cisco Nexus 1000V installation and licensing information (KB article)

vNICs & pNICs

What vNIC? Choosing an adapter for your VM (VMware)
Which NIC is my VM using? Load Balancing Visibility with vSphere (VMware)
Which NIC is my ESXi based VM using? resxtop for ESXi and ESX (VMware)
Performance Evaluation of VMXNET3 Virtual Network Device (VMware)

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