Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures (Part 8 of 7) – Bonus

Hi again, this post was not planned but today one MVP (Hans Vredevoort http://www.hyper-v.nu/ ) explained me an additional Backend architecture option that is also recommended. He did a similar diagram to represent this option, so let’s figure out what is different. This configuration is slightly different compared with the Dynamic Backend QoS in part…


Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series (Part 7 of 7) – Conclusions and Summary

  Congratulations. You reached the last of these 7 posts covering the most common Hyper-V Network Architectures today. Maybe you don’t remember all the pros/cons and caveats on each case, but don’t worry. I’ve built this table that summarizes the most important factors to consider when deciding which Hyper-V Network Architecture you want to use….


Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series (Part 6 of 7) – Converged Network using CNAs

The last Hyper-V Network Architecture that I want to discuss is when the hardware combines the Ethernet network with the FC Storage connection over Ethernet using Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). The main purposes of this type of adapters is to reduce hardware costs and space on the datacenter. Let’s take a look to the diagram…


Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series (Part 4 of 7) – Converged Networks using Static Backend QoS

Ok. We have discussed the pros and cons of Non-Converged Networks and Converged Networks with SCVMM 2012 R2 in the last two blogs, but what happens when you already have a third party technology that already provides QoS in the Backend? There are several vendors and partners offering this hardware functionalities but the most common…


Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series (Part 3 of 7) – Converged Networks Managed by SCVMM and PowerShell

Following the same rule from the previous post about Non Converged Network Architectures, let me add the diagram first and elaborate my thoughts from there As  you can see, in this diagram there are only 2 x 10 GB Physical Network cards. This hardware configuration is becoming more and more popular because 20GB of bandwidth…


Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series (Part 1 of 7) – Introduction

Hi Virtualization gurus, Since 6 months now, I’ve been working on the internal readiness about Hyper-V Networking in 2012 R2 and all the options and functionalities that exists and how to make them work together and I realize that a common question in our team or from our customers is what are the best practices…


Hyper-V Manangement Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 released

Hello Virtualization Community, I am happy to announce that we have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current HyperVMPE 2012 with this latest release from codeplex here : New features on release · Support for Windows Server 2012 R2…


Windows Server 2012 SMB Multichannel and CSV Redirected traffic caveats

CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) volumes were introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable simultaneous access to the same LUN from several Hyper-V Host, using a common name space called ClusterStorage and allowing to store several VMs by providing them with high-availability and Live Migration without moving the LUN from one host to another. In…