Embrane uses concepts of IP Flows to scale virtual appliances. Embrane does this by managing IP flows and then directing to other appliances, in effect creating what I would call a two tier load balancing.
This is the Packet Pushers podcast recorded after the OpenFlow Symposium. We talk extensively about the possible value of OpenFlow, and the limited value of VXLAN. Note especially that VXLAN is not suitable for use as a Layer 2 Data Centre connection – it’s simply not suited to this task.
It’s obvious #VXLAN was conjured up by a cloudtard. Simple minds devise simple solutions without seeing the complex problems they missed. Here are five things that VXLAN tells us about the networking industry.
The VMware networking blog talks about the new networking features in vSphere 5. Well, talk would be overstating it. Mention, maybe. Post It Note, perhaps.
In fact, you could probably burp out the feature list on a single beer.
There is a significant camp of software developers who are developing software switching solutions for hypervisors. Which is nice, I guess. The use of software switching in the hypervisor has some good points but, in my view they are heavily outweighed by the bad. I present the use case, and show that software
The current technologies of data centre networks don’t address the fundamental scaling issues. You can’t scale to hundreds of independent switches, we need to have less control planes for more coherent functions. Here is my take on next wave of networking in the data centre beyond DCB and TRILL.
It was planned to have a discussion around L2 Data Centre connection the VMworld in Copenhagen but Scott and I could not meetup. So we recorded this podcast to start talking about some of the issues, technology and solutions. I’m not sure that we have all the technology or knowledge in place, so keep watching […]
VMware heavily promotes it’s vSwitch for use to connect VMs together. Which is OK but it you should NOT PLAN to use vSwitch. Here is why I think
In this sponsored Runt Packet we talk to Bob Napaa from Virtensys about their Virtual I/O solution for servers. What’s especially different is that their solution doesn’t use networking…..tune in for mroe details.
A quick look at the different types of QoS available in the different switch technologies available for vSphere.