Windows Container Networking for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Windows Container Networking allows you to create and manage networks for connecting container endpoints on both Windows 10 and Windows Server hosts by using standard industry tools and workflows. Windows container networks support multiple topologies, including private, flat-L2, and routed-L3. Also supported are overlays that you can create locally on the host by using Docker,…


Converged NIC Configuration Guide for Windows Server 2016

If you have workloads that require low latency and you’re using separate network adapters for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Ethernet traffic loads, you’ll be interested in the new feature Converged network interface card (NIC) in Windows Server 2016. Converged NIC allows you to expose RDMA through a host-partition virtual NIC (vNIC) so that…


New Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

The new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters are now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center at http://bit.ly/1aJUkxr, courtesy of Windows Server documentation team member Martin McClean. The posters provide a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and focuses on Generation 2 virtual…


Create Security Policies with Extended ACLs for Hyper-V Virtual Switch

One of the new features for the Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server® 2012 R2 is extended port Access Control Lists (ACLs). You can configure extended ACLs on the Hyper-V Virtual Switch to allow and block network traffic to and from the virtual machines (VMs) that are connected to the switch via virtual network adapters….


New features in Hyper-V Virtual Switch

Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012 R2 has a lot of great new features that provide security, performance, and compatibility improvements. One of the best improvements is that the switch now peacefully coexists with third party forwarding extensions, and performs hybrid forwarding. With hybrid forwarding, network traffic that is Network Virtualization Generic Routing Encapsulation…

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