Virtual networking went from the bottleneck to the virtual server infrastructure to the central artery for the virtual world. Staying on top of changes to VMware vSphere networking and security settings is critical to the health of your environment.
Though physical networks differ considerably from virtual networks, you can adapt some of the monitoring and maintenance techniques in your arsenal to manage both. VMware has also developed several virtual network-specific tools, applications and features to aid admins with often-complicated vSphere network configurations and analysis.
Is your vSphere network up to date? Have you configured the proper security settings? You may be surprised at the answers to those questions after taking this VMware networking quiz.
This was first published in February 2013