vSphere Networking provides information about configuring networking for VMware vSphere®, including how to create vSphere distributed switches and vSphere standard switches.

vSphere Networking also provides information on monitoring networks, managing network resources, and networking best practices.

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Intended Audience

The information presented is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with network configuration and virtual machine technology.

New In This Release

The following features and updates are new for vSphere 7.0.2.

  • You can add up to ten PVRDMA network adapters to a virtual machine when using vSphere 7.0.2 and later. For more information, see Assign a PVRDMA Adapter to a Virtual Machine.
  • You can configure the link aggregation group to use either a slow or fast timeout. In a fast timeout, PDUs are sent every second, and, in a slow timeout, PDUs are sent every 30 seconds. A slow timeout is the default setting. A fast timeout is supported only on distributed switch version 7.0.2 or later For more information, see Create a Link Aggregation Group.