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Last updated: Aug 02, 2023

VMware VDS and its principles of works

Here you will find out:

  • what is VMware VDS
  • how VMware VDS works
  • how DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

What is VMware VDS?

VMware VDS

VDS stands for “Virtual Distributed Switch”, which is necessary for connecting network controllers of a virtual machine to second-level networks of the OSI model.

This is one of the newest communicators and is devoid of some of the shortcomings of previous versions of communicators.

So, VMware distributed switching needs configuration only once on vCenter Server; you do not need to configure standard vSwitch switches on each ESXi host manually.

It is this fact that makes dvSwitch(aka VDS) so popular.

How VMware VDS works

One analogy for VMware VDS is a vCenter template. All ESXi hosts that are added to VDS have identical hidden standard vSwitch switches established when they are. Location of the saved configuration is /usr/lib/vmware/bin/ESXi.

The exact same port group will be generated on all vSwitch ESXi hosts added to VMware VDS if you want to build a port group for VLANs on VDS. Consider VDS as the control panel and the hidden standard vSwitch switches as the point of entry and exit to make it simpler to grasp (allowing for centralized virtual network preparation). Central management, assistance, and monitoring are this type of communicator's key benefits.

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In addition, VMDK files can be previewed for free. This application automatically (or manually, if you choose) checks the current state of VMware VMFS data stores, volumes, disks, and RAID (if used), as well as the VMFS structure, where possible. After making sure of the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the recovery, you will no longer have doubts and will purchase a license immediately.

Be sure to follow these instructions for DiskInternals VMFS Recovery, and there will be no problems.

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