Wednesday, December 7, 2011

VDS Best Practices

November 16 VMware Networking blog started 6 part blog about vDS Best Practice.

"These guidelines or best practices are discussed with reference to a sample example deployment. It is important to note that the suggestions/guidelines discussed here are based on the assumptions of the example deployment. Every customer environment is different as well as customer needs are different, and customers have to take that into account while designing the virtual network infrastructure using VDS. VDS is a flexible platform that can support different requirements from different customers. "

Some great information

Part 1 - Design Considerations
  • Design Considerations
  • Infrastructure design Goals
  • Infrastructure component configurations
  • Virtual Infrastructure traffic
  • Example Deployment components
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Virtual Infrastructure Traffic Types

Virtual Infrastructure Traffic Types

Part 2 - Virtual and Physical Switch Parameters

  • VDS parameters
  • Physical Network switch parameters

Part 3 - Rack Server Deployment with Eight 1 Gigabit adapters

  • Rack Server in Example Deployment
  • Rack Server with Eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet network adapters
  • Design Option 1 – Static configuration
  • Design Option 2 – Dynamic configuration with NIOC and LBT
 Rack Server with eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet network adapters

Part 4 - Rack Server Deployment with Two 10 Gigabit adapters

  • Rack Server with Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet network adapters
  • Design Option 1 – Static Configuration
  • Design Option 2 – Dynamic Configuration with NIOC and LBT

Rack server with 2 – 10 Gig NICs

So far really good information and makes good reading. looking forward to Parts 5 and 6.

Thanks Venky.


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