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in Networking - 07 Jun, 2016
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 3.2 – Part 1

In this post we will continue to discuss VMware networking and now it time for Implement and Manage vSphere 6.x Distributed Switch (vDS) Networks

Here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover:

  • Deploy a LAG and migrate to LACP
  • Configure Advanced vDS settings (NetFlow, QOS, etc.)

Lab Setup:

Using VMware workstation:

  • Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…)
  • installed esx0
  • Installed VCSA

 Documents used:

  • vSphere 6 Networking Guide

 

Deploy a LAG and migrate to LACP:

The screenshots below describe ONLY the VMware configuration side,  you will to configure LACP on your physical switch. Lets create a vDS from scratch to demo this here are the steps:

Create new vDS:

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Create  new LAG:

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Add Hosts, and also configure a template host if you want other host to connect

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Assign the vnics to the lag

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Apply the setting to all hosts

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Continue with the wizard

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Move the current uplinks to  unused and make the lag the active uplink by right clicking on the PortGroup>>Edit settings>>teaming and failover

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Verify:

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Configure Advanced vDS settings (NetFlow, QoS):

for this objective i am going to cover only Netflow since QoS is part of other networking configuration such as Traffic rules and we will cover it later.

Configure NetFlow:

You can analyze VM IP traffic that flows through a vDS  by sending reports to a NetFlow collector.

Right click on the vDS >>Settings>>Edit NetflowNetFlow006

 

Enter the followings:

  • IP address of the NetFlow collector
  • Enter the port number
  • Enter an Observation Domain ID that identifies the information related to the switch
  • IP address of the vDS

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Enable the NetFlow on the Port Groups by clicking on the vDS >> Action>>Distributed Port Group>>Manage Distributed Port Group.

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Select Monitoring

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Select the Port Group

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Enable NetFlow.

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Thanks for reading

Mordi.

 

 

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