Virtual network switch problems can be problematic when networking for
virtualization, leaving network admins to manage a new layer of virtual network
switches (vSwitches). This Search Networking report discusses common
virtualization networking problems and solutions to provide better
manageability, policy enforcement, and security in virtualization.
"While server virtualization is seen as the domain of systems and data center
teams, networking professionals must manage a new layer of virtual network
switches (vSwitches) that are built into hypervisors and pose a host of serious
management problems. Engineers may find solutions to those problems in a series
of network edge virtualization technologies that include distributed virtual
switches, virtual bridging and I/O virtualization. The goal of all of these
virtualization networking technologies is to provide better manageability,
policy enforcement, security and scalability in virtualization."