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…


Learn Hyper-V Network Virtualization with a great test lab guide

If you work for a Cloud Service Provider or an Enterprise network, you might be interested in learning how to use Hyper-V Network Virtualization; if so, check out this test lab guide: Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM This guide, which is available in the Microsoft…


New Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Storage and Virtualization Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

If you're using Hyper-V and you're interested in private cloud storage and virtualization, you'll be glad to hear that Martin McClean and the Windows Server documentation team have just released new posters. Martin has provided the following info about the posters: So what's new here this time around? These posters provide a visual reference for…


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…


New Networking Content for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

You might already know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is now available – you can download it from the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center at Download Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview – so I wanted to let you know that we are also releasing some early documentation to help you find out about the new…


Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Switch – Great Community Content Available

I’ve come across some great content about Hyper-V networking, and I’d like to share some links with you. If you’re interested in Hyper-V networking features, you might enjoy some of the highlighted community content in this article. Dutch Hyper-V community member Marc van Eijk has written an excellent article on Hyper-V networking and System Center Virtual…


New Quality of Service (QoS) documentation for Windows Server 2012

Over the last week, a lot of new QoS content published that provides guidance on how and when to configure QoS, Data Center Bridging (DCB), and other technologies on your physical or virtual network. Following is a list of content that is updated or new: Quality of Service (QoS) Overview, at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831679.aspx. This topic is updated…


Windows Server 2012 – What’s New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch

The topic “What’s New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch” is now available at https://aka.ms/bf0hkd. This topic provides information on new features for manageability, security, isolation, visibility, and scalability to provide more effective Hyper-V deployment in your on-site or private, hybrid, or public cloud environments. New features include the Windows PowerShell commands you can use to configure…


Windows Server 2012 Network Subsystem Performance Tuning

Hi there – Network Subsystem Performance Tuning guidance is now available in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library, at https://aka.ms/iwooe5. This content assists you with performance tuning the network subsystem, particularly for network intensive workloads, and includes sections on selecting a network adapter with the right features for the server workload, performance tuning network adapters,…