vDS Migration: Start using LAG and its benefits on a validated design for ESXi Mgt, vMotion and vSAN (vmks)

We are curently moving our physical Datacenter network from Cisco Nexus to the OpenSwitch SONiC solution provided by Dell/Broadcom. We manage and administrate our switches through Apstra Juniper. SONiC: https://www.dell.com/en-us/dt/networking/sonic/index.htmApstra Juniper: https://www.juniper.net/us/en/products/network-automation/apstra.html As we have to physically move the links from the Cisco switches to the Dell SONiC switches, I’ve decided to have a deeper … Read more

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines’ PortGroups for Standard Switch at cluster level with PowerCLI

Starting with vSphere 4, a nice network enhancement has been brought: Virtual Distributed Switchs (vDS) Except for the specifics features bound to the vDS, it is nice to set only one time a new VMs’ PortGroup for an entire group of hosts. Of course you have pro and cons between vDS and Standard Switchs. For … Read more