distributed virtual switch
A distributed virtual switch is an abstract representation of multiple hosts defining the same
name, network policy
and port group.
The representation, which illustrates the concept of a virtual machine (VM)
remaining connected to the same network folder as it migrates among multiple hosts,
allows basic configuration details to be pushed across a cluster. This helps to eliminate
common configuration errors.
VMware developed the concept of a distributed virtual switch, a virtual
switch (vSwitch) that extends its ports and management across all servers in a cluster so the
network can be managed from a centralized perspective.
This was last updated in March 2013
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