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Virtual Switch Isolation (Erl, Naserpour)

How can network contention and bandwidth competition between virtual servers be decreased?

Virtual Switch Isolation

Problem

Network contention and bandwidth competition between virtual servers on the same virtual switch needs to be alleviated.

Solution

The virtual server traffic needs to be isolated.

Application

Virtual switches can be used as isolation mechanisms to reduce network contention and bandwidth competition.
Virtual Switch Isolation: Each virtual server is provided with access to a physical uplink and virtual switch that cannot be accessed by the other virtual server.

Each virtual server is provided with access to a physical uplink and virtual switch that cannot be accessed by the other virtual server.

Virtual Switch Isolation: Virtual Switches A and B are each provided with an individual physical uplink.

Virtual Switches A and B are each provided with an individual physical uplink.

Virtual Switch Isolation: The two physical uplinks are connected to Physical Switch A.

The two physical uplinks are connected to Physical Switch A.

Virtual Switch Isolation: Virtual Servers A and B are connected to Virtual Switches A and B.

Virtual Servers A and B are connected to Virtual Switches A and B.

Virtual Switch Isolation: The virtual servers are still connected to the virtual switches and cloud service consumers even if a physical switch or NIC experiences failure.

The virtual servers are still connected to the virtual switches and cloud service consumers even if a physical switch or NIC experiences failure.