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What's New in VMware vSphere 4.1 - Networking

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Executive Summary

VMware vSphere 4.1 ("vSphere") introduces a number of enhancements and new features to virtual networking. Network I/O Control (NetIOC) - flexibly partition and assure service for ESX/ESXi traffic types and flows on a vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS), Load-Based Teaming (LBT) - an additional and selectable load-balancing policy on the vDS to enable dynamic adjustment of the load distribution over a team of NICs, Network performance - vmkernel TCP/IP stack and guest virtual-machine network performance enhancements, Scale - enhancements to network scaling with the vDS, IPv6 NIST Compliance - IPv6 enhancements to comply with U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Host Profile and Cisco Nexus 1000V Enhancements - support for new features and enhancements on the Cisco Nexus 1000V.

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