Consolidating your windows vmware environment storage
To access these services, VMkernel port can be configured on ESXi server using a standard or distributed v Switch.
Without VMkernel, hosted VMs cannot communicate with ESXi server.
it works like a physical switch automatically detects a VM which want to communicate with other VM on a same physical server.
v DS stands for Virtual Distributed Switch acts as a single switch in a whole virtual environment and is responsible to provide central provisioning, administration, and monitoring of the virtual network.
FT stands for Fault Tolerance very prominent component of VMware v Sphere.
It provides continuous availability for VMs when an ESXi host fails. FT is very bandwidth intensive and 10GB NIC is recommended to configure it.
It creates a complete copy of an entire VM such as storage, compute, and memory.