TU15 Realizing the Risks of Bad Network Design on Virtual Machines

March 9th, 2010

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

How much thought have you given to the virtual network devices inside your virtual servers? Not much? Not at all? As a completely new frontier of security, availability, and management, these virtual devices can bite you if you're not careful. The vSwitch is not just an extension of your network interfaces, it’s a completely new device that must be managed and configured differently than you'd think. Without a clear understanding and a plan to address them, you’ll be left with increased downtime, confusion during troubleshooting, and unsecure configurations, not to mention a turf battle with the network admins. Join virtual network guru Eric Beehler to learn what settings matter, how to extend the network policies your network administrators need, and be more secure, reliable, and functional in your virtual environment.