The basic concepts of ESX networking and how to set up and configure a network in a vSphere environment are discussed.

vNetwork Standard Switches (vSwitches) handle network traffic at the host level 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.

The following best practices, configuration scenarios, and troubleshooting guidelines provide suggestions for common networking configurations and pitfalls.