This VCP-NV objective is around understanding the existing virtual switch technologies available with vSphere. These are the standard vSwitch and the Distributed vSwitch. The specific objectives for this section of the VCP-NV are:
- Configure and Manage vSphere Standard Switches (vSS)
- Configure and Manage vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
- Configure and Manage vSS and vDS Policies
Rather than go into detail on these topics in this post, I’ll link to some of the posts I created as part of my VCAP-DCA study guide, along with some other relevant VMware documentation.
In terms of my posts, the best place to start would be this one, all about vSwitch policies and teaming settings. My other posts on virtual networking include:
Aside from the links here, it is recommended to read through VMware’s vSphere Networking document, and be comfortable with the topics it contains. Check out the VMware HOLs too as there is an excellent one covering dvSwitch configuration.Keep up to date with new posts on Buildvirtual.net - Follow us on Twitter: Follow @buildvirtual