VMware vExpert and fellow Northern Virginian, Ken Cline, has posted an excellent article on his Ken’s Virtual Reality blog that aims to demystify VMware networking. The article, the first in a new series by Ken, provides an overview of networking in an ESX/ESXi environment and breaks down the intricacies of the vSwitch and VLANs. The article comes complete with some nifty diagrams to help make sense of the topic. The timing of this article is great for me as it helps to frame my thoughts as I delve into the design of my latest VMware project on an IBM BladeCenter with IP SAN storage.
Great article, Ken! I look forward to reading the rest of the series.