Design Considerations – Virtualized Datacenter Networking

When switching was introduced in Hypervisor Layer, inter VM switching started happening locally and there was no visibility from external network. Now let me introduce two very basic concepts and those are Access port and Trunk port in a Switch.   Access Continue reading Design Considerations – Virtualized Datacenter Networking

LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

LACP is a channel having two physical switches with a single link between. But hey what happens if we add a second physical link there? Oh yes, you will get a bridging loop. However switches have inbuilt mechanisms, which is Continue reading LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5

In vSphere 5.1, LACP implementation has some constraints and those were: Supports only one LAG per VDS per host. All uplinks in the dvuplink port group are included in this LAG. Only the IP hash load balancing algorithm is supported. Continue reading Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5