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VMware Distributed vSwitches (VDS) - Design, theory, *real* use cases and examples?

I'm starting to explore VMware Distributed Switches (dvSwitches or VDS) for use in existing and new installations. Assume VMware version 5.1 and newer with Enterprise Plus licensing. Prior to this, ...
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Separate virtual switches or just VLAN separation for isolated networks?

I am building a small setup of ESX5 servers. There will be different apps running for different companies on them. Each company has a VM that has one Internet facing vNIC and one vNIC facing to this ...
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Can you create ACLs with open vSwitch on XenServer 5.6FP1 without using the DVS appliance?

I have a pool of XenServer hosts running the Free version of XenServer 5.6 FP1. I was wondering if I change the network backend to use Open vSwitch if I can specify ACLs on individual network VIFs ...
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faking NAT with a VMware distributed switch across multiple hosts

I need to construct a NAT for certain machines within the network. Wish to do this with dvSwitch - as it seems the logical way of attacking the problem as in this scenario there's just under 30 hosts. ...