Adopting Network Virtualization – Part III

Welcome to the third installment of Network Virtualization in Virtual Machine Manager! This series will be an example-based walkthrough consisting of a few parts: Part I: Configuration with VLAN Segregation Part II: VLANs with Network Virtualization Part III: Adding External Connectivity to Virtualized Networks (This post) Part IV: Flattening the VLAN Topology Part V: Expanding… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part II

This is the second post in a series about transitioning from using VLANs for tenant segregation to Network Virtualization. This series will be an example-based walkthrough consisting of a few parts: Part I: Configuration with VLAN Segregation Part II: VLANs with Network Virtualization (This post) Part II: Adding External Connectivity to Virtualized Networks Part IV:… Read more

Adopting Network Virtualization – Part I

In this series, I’ll be summarizing the basics of Network Virtualization in Hyper-V using System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2. I hope to clear up some confusion around the network models and help with the adoption of Network Virtualization in your environment. I’m going to be making the assumption that you’re reasonably familiar with physical… Read more

Logical Networks (Part V) – Network Virtualization

In this post, we complete our review logical networks by looking at the implications of Network Virtualization and Externally Defined Networks on your logical network design. Note that in the latter case, the VMM administrator has no insight into how the network is constructed, nor do they have any visibility into the method of network… Read more

Logical Networks (Part IV) – PVLAN Isolation

In this blog, we continue our review of tenant isolation by looking at the implications of PVLANs on your logical network design – we will look at Network Virtualization and complete our review of Logical Networks in the next post. We Look forward to your feedback and comments. Nigel Cain & Damian Flynn   Introduction… Read more

Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Logical Networks (Part I)

In this blog, the second in our series, we will take a closer look at Logical Networks and review some of the key considerations, best practice recommendations and guidance for designing, implementing and managing this component of your Virtualized Network Solution. This posting took a lot longer and became a lot more involved than we… Read more

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2

In Brad Anderson’s Why Architecture Really Matters blog series, he talks about the Mobile First, Cloud First world that we live in today, and are going to live in for the foreseeable future and that the architecture of the solutions you use to support your organization are going to be critical to your success. For… Read more