This introduction to networking guides you through the basic concepts of ESX networking and how to set up and configure a network in a vSphere environment.

The following topics guide you through basic vNetwork Standard Switch (vSwitch) network setup and configuration in a vSphere environment.

These topics guide you through the basic concepts of networking with vNetwork Distributed Switches and how to set up and configure networking with vNetwork Distributed Switches in a vSphere environment.

The following topics guide you through advanced networking in an ESX environment, and how to set up and change advanced networking configuration options.

These topics describe networking best practices and common networking configuration and troubleshooting scenarios.