VMware vSphere Distributed Switch
The vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) simplifies virtual machine networking by letting you set up virtual machine access switching for your entire data center from a centralized interface. This makes it easy to provision, administer and monitor virtual networking across multiple hosts and clusters. VDS also provides rich monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities, plus support for advanced vSphere networking features.
VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™ (VDS) provides a centralized interface from which you can configure, monitor and administer virtual machine access switching for the entire data center. The VDS provides:
Simplified Virtual Machine Network ConfigurationUse these VDS features to streamline provisioning, administration and monitoring of virtual networking across multiple hosts:
Enhanced Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting CapabilitiesThe VDS provides monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities:
Support for Advanced vSphere Networking FeaturesThe VDS supplies the building blocks for many networking capabilities in the vSphere environment: