Check out this Article to know about creating & configuring ESXi Networking using CLIs. This Articles deep-dive into step by step procedure of creating and deploying vSphere Networking on ESXi Host using esxcfg-vswitch APIs.
VMware is having two different CLIs called esxcfg-* and esxcli network * for managing and configuring ESXi Networking. In this Blog, we are going to discuss about esxcfg-nics and esxcfg-vswitch API to retrieve info about vSwitch and NIC cards installed on ESXi Host.
Virtual Networking is one of the Key components of Datacenter. If all your Critical VMs running on highly redundant & high speed SAN or Ethernet Network but if VMs can’t communicate with each other then everything is useless.
A VMware Virtual Switch is Layer-2 Switch embedded in VMkernel itself. It’s a virtual network living inside ESX Kernel providing interconnectivity between VMs and the external physical Network via Standard Networking Protocols.
VMFS has always been one of the critical component of Vmware vSphere storage stack as it abstracts the underlying storage and presents it to Virtual Machines in various fomats : virtual disk, passthru RDM, Non-Passthrough RDMs, Snapshots and so on…