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Continuing to Get Set With PowerCLI and Standard vSwitches

In A Guide to Fumbling Through PowerCLI, we focused on how to get information on a vSphere environment through the VMware vSphere PowerCLI command line interface. Now, since we now have an idea on how to move around our environment with PowerCLI to find out information, us focus on configuring our environment with PowerCLI.  We …

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The Simple Guide to NIC Teaming in VMware vSphere

We have briefly talked about NIC teaming in VMware vSphere before, and why it is such a powerful tool in our vSphere aresenal. If you need a quick refresher, NIC teaming in VMware vSphere is important for both redundancy and load balancing. Now, we are going to simplify NIC teaming to the most basic form …

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Learn Networking With a FREE CCNA Lab Guide

One of the things I talk about at length in my book IT Architect Series: The Journey (A Practical Guidebook for Anyone Interested in IT Architecture) is gaining theoretical and practical knowledge in a number of infrastructure areas of expertise. As an IT architect, it is important to learn about everything we’re going to touch …

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Thinking About VMware vSphere Networking Design Choices

In VMware vSphere, there are an infinite number of ways to accomplish almost anything. Many architects and administrators tend to do things “their” way, from location they install ESXi to, to the way they access a virtual machine in vCenter.  When it comes to making VMware vSphere networking design choices, the same holds true. VMware …

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Resources for Getting Started with VMware NSX

VMware NSX, VMware’s Network Virtualization and Security platform is one of their hottest technology platforms.  VMware NSX is all about micro segmentation, a policy based method for ensuring resources are configured with the appropriate security settings. There is, of course, tremendous business value provided by a technology such as this.  Before we talk about this, let’s …

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