BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

AHV Networking

Practical guidance for a wide range of use cases

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The default AHV networking configuration covers a wide range of scenarios that Nutanix administrators commonly encounter. This structure includes simple control and segmentation of guest VM traffic using VLANs, as well as IP address management. The network visualization for AHV available in Prism also provides a view of the guest and host network configuration to make troubleshooting and verification easy.

But when the defaults don't match customer requirements, Nutanix still has you covered. The tools we present here enable you to configure AHV to meet even the most demanding network requirements.

Download this advanced AHV networking guide to learn more about:

  • Host networking high availability and load balancing mechanisms beyond the default active-backup.
  • Open vSwitch in AHV.
  • Network adapter teaming within bonds.
  • Tagged VLAN segmentation for host and Controller VM (CVM) traffic.
  • Detailed command line configuration techniques for situations where a GUI may not be sufficient.

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