VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 2 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Networking


  1. Resources – Minimum read objective summaries by (1 hour 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 12-21 (1 hour 30 mins)
  3. vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture


  1. vDS Overview –note that demo is in the old vSphere Client – go to HOL to get the look and feel of the current version
  2. Configuration: Migrate to vDSAdd VMKernel NetworkingSR-IOV, Networking Policies, VLANS in vSphereLoad BalancingNIOC, Link Aggregation Groups, Port Mirroring, Netflow (~ 30 mins)


  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete this lab:
  • HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to vSphere – (Module 2 up to completion of configure vDS AND practice the configuration tasks in the videos above) (1 hour 30 mins – including configuration tasks)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (26 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere Networking this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 3 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Storage – Part 1

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