Distributed switch

vSphere 6 Distributed switch and distributed port group

What is a vSphere 6 Distributed switch and distributed port group?

VMware

A vSphere Distributed Switch acts as a single virtual switch across all associated hosts. This allows virtual machines to maintain consistent network configuration as they migrate across hosts.

Distributed virtual networking configuration consists of three parts.

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Microsoft adding Cloud networking functionality to Windows Server 2012

Hyper-V Networking

Microsoft adding Cloud networking functionality to Windows Server 2012

In addition to newly added Distributed switch in windows 2012, there are three kinds of virtual switches in windows Hyper-V, and each kind will connect the virtual NICs of virtual machines to a different kind of network.

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