Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM – Build Your Private Cloud


Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we show how to configure the network fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.  We’ll walk through the process of adding datacenter VLANs for our cluster, storage and management traffic as well as client VM networks using Windows Network Virtualization ( aka., NV-GRE ) for isolating client traffic to our VMs in the Private Cloud.

Configure Network Fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager

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Specific topics in this episode include:

  • [ 03:32 ] Recap: How to manage Networking
  • [ 13:05 ] How do you configure these network components into Virtual Machine Manager?
  • [ 14:16 ] DEMO: Defining Two Logical Networks | Define Network Sites/ Subnets | Creating IP Pools
  • [ 26:50 ] DEMO: How to Create VM Networks
  • [ 38:44 ] What are logical switches?
  • [ 43:03 ] DEMO: How to Create & Assign Logical Switches in Virtual Machine Manager

What’s Next?

After reviewing this video, get prepared to explore the Private Cloud management capabilities of System Center 2012 for yourself in this series with these downloadable resources:

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Comments (6)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Great Tutorial

  2. Anonymous says:

    December 23rd, 2013: Updated to include additional resources …

    Module 0: Added links for New FREE EBOOKS and Documentation for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 VMM and Windows Azure Pack
    Module 1: Added links to Datacenter TCO

  3. Anonymous says:

    December 23rd, 2013: Updated to include additional resources …

    Module 0: Added links for New FREE EBOOKS and Documentation for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 VMM and Windows Azure Pack
    Module 1: Added links to Datacenter TCO

  4. Anonymous says:

    Las week, Brad Anderson , CVP for Windows Server and System Center, announced Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) as a Cloud-integrated Disaster Recovery solution on his In the Cloud blog. Be sure to get the full details in Brad’s article

  5. Anonymous says:

    Implementing an effective Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance plan can be a really complicated and expensive ordeal for some Private Clouds. In many cases, competing solutions either don't meet the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) that an organization

  6. Anonymous says:

    April 11, 2014: Updated to include additional resources …

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