VMware Networking Terminology
Posted on 2014-02-20
When I click on ESX host , select Configuration tab then Networking, I see:
on the Top frame :
Virtual machine port group, then VMNetwork
Then Virtual machines.
What I do not understand is the VMNetwork word, why it is there? and it has on its right an icon connected to the virtual switch. What is exactly VMNetwork? they could have just the Virtual Machine Port Group and the VMs.
on the second frame:
I see VMKernel Port Then Management Network then vmk0 pointing to ESX host IP address.
I know that VMKernel is used for vmotion and storage. What I retain from these frames , is wherever there is ESX host, there is VMKernel.
Why Management Network is there ? they could have skipped it...
vmk0, to me means the interface of ESX host…is that correct ?
is there difference between vmk0 interface and Vmkernel interface ?
anyone to clear up the confusing terminology ?