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When users adopt the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) there is a whole new level to monitoring that becomes available that’s not possible with our vSphere Standard Switch. Industry standard tools such as Port Mirroring and Netflow and our own VDS monitoring called Health Check. These powerful tools not only help to troubleshoot issues or monitor traffic but help to ensure you don’t have issues to begin with.

The following videos and Product Walkthroughs demonstrate how to enable and use these features.

Health Check:

NetFlow:

Port Mirroring:

All of the VDS Product Walkthroughs are located at: http://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/VDS/

Also remember we have a Hands-on Lab available for VDS, HOL-SDC-1302 – vSphere Distributed Switch from A to Z

 

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Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a Senior SDDC integration Architect in the Integrated Systems Business Unit. Mike works on architecture and design for the core and networking elements in the VMware Validated Designs. He has over 20 years of industry experience and holds many IT certifications including VMware Certified Design Expert DCV and NV (#71), VCAP-CID, VCAP-CIA VCAP-DCD 4/5/6, VCP-NV, VCIX-NV, VCP-Cloud, VCP 3/4/5, VCP-DT 4, Microsoft MCSE, MCITP: EA, MCSA: Messaging, Citrix CCEA, CCA, CommVault Administration, Engineering, Support, and Novell CNE, CNA.