Manage vSwitch VM portgroups with vCenter Orchestrator

Manage vSwitch VM portgroups with vCenter Orchestrator
Here is something handy for those managing large vSphere clusters without luxury of having distributed virtual switch available. I have developed a vCenter Orchestrator workflow for managing ESXi host standard vSwitch VM portgoups on a cluster level, with this workflow you can add and remove VM portgroups across large clusters with a single task. There ...

Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5 1

Configuring multi-NIC vMotion on vSphere 5
vSphere 5 introduced support for utilizing multiple network interfaces per single host for vMotion transfer. This is very useful feature for systems which are limited to 1 Gigabit network as migrating multiple VMs off a host can take very long time with 1 Gigabit vMotion network. Multiple NIC vMotion also allow larger workloads to be ...

Setting up NetFlow on vSphere distributed switch 2

Setting up NetFlow on vSphere distributed switch
Many networking devices like routers and switches, implement a NetFlow protocol which is used to export information of passing network traffic to a specific NetFlow collector application for analysis and visualization. Back in days, VMware ESX 3.5 had experimental support for NetFlow but it was dropped for vSphere 4. With release of vSphere 5 VMware ...
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