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VMware NIC Teaming

If you are working on a vSphere networking design, these articles will be helpful!  Learn everything you need to know about VMware NIC teaming right here.

Making vSphere Networking Design Choices – This article reviews a vSphere networking design methodology.

Introduction to NIC Teaming in VMware vSphere 6.5 Networking – This article reviews why we use NIC teaming, and goes in more detail about what the methods are.

The Simple Guide to NIC Teaming in VMware vSphere – This article talks about the simplest NIC teaming methods to implement: Route Based on Originating Virtual Port, Route Based on Physical NIC Load (Load Based Teaming), and Explicit Failover Order

The Advanced Guide to NIC Teaming in VMware vSphere – This article takes a look at the more advanced load balancing options, Route based on IP hash and route based on source MAC hash.

The Advanced VMware vSphere NIC Teaming Guide

Something we have talked about before is VMware vSphere NIC teaming. We started out simply, with an introduction, and talked about two of the easiest VMware load balancing algorithms to use: route based on originating virtual port and route based on physical NIC load. Now, I want to take some time to take a look …

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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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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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