I recently stumbled upon the free and fantastic network related guide’s created by Aaron Balchunas at his blog, I was searching for CCNA type Study Guide and I was greeted with load’s of basic and deep technical network guides.
If you are new to virtualization and don’t have a CCNA or networking background? I suggest you get yourself familiaries with these topic mentioned in the guide. Credit and Thanks goes to Aaron.
Guide Link 🙂
With the release of VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware brings a number of enhancements to the networking capabilities in the vSphere platform. These enhancements enable users to manage their virtual networking infrastructure with greater efficiency and confidence. The following are the enhancements made in the vSphere 5.5 release:
- Morehashing algorithms forlink aggregation
- Morelinkaggregation groups
- Traffic-filtering support
- Differentiated ServiceCodePoint(DSCP) markingsupport
- Improved host-level packet-capture tool
- Improved single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support
- 40GBnetwork adapter support
Download: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Networking
I have already blogged about the book “Networking for VMware Administrators” in an earlier post written by Chris Wahl and Steve Pantol published by VMware Press. This is a must have book for all Virtualisation and Networking Admins, as this book would bridge the communication gap between the teams. In my personal opinion team’s like Network, Storage and Virtualization don’t get the time to speak to each other. They start to operate in Silo to me which is the reason for projects getting delayed.
But even when the teams speak they don’t speak the same language, what is key for an Virtualization admin doesn’t mean anything to a Network person….
This book illuminate the core concepts of modern networking, and show how to apply them in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting any virtualized network environment.
Drawing on their extensive experience with a wide range of virtual network environments, the authors address physical networking, switching, storage networking, and several leading virtualization scenarios, including converged infrastructure.
Teaching through relevant examples, they focus on foundational concepts and features that will be valuable for years to come. To support rapid learning and mastery, they present clear learning objectives, questions, problems, a complete glossary, and extensive up-to-date references.
Table of contents and sample pages can be viewed from Google Books and Sample Chapter 8″vSphere Standard Switch” is available for free download from here. The book is available for purchase via Amazon and if you are in India try FlipKart.