What’s New in SDN for Windows Server 1709

Windows Server version 1709 released today, October 17, 2017 – and with this release there is a new feature for Software Defined Networking (SDN) named Virtual Network Encryption. Note: The Windows Server version number 1709 means year 2017, month September, or 09. Virtual Network Encryption provides the ability for the virtual network traffic to be…

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SDN Troubleshooting: UDP Communication and Changing Network Controller Cert

In his fourth guest appearance on this blog, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Anirban Paul provides the following advice on how to restore failed UDP communication and how to change the certificate used by Network Controller. This information might be useful for you if you’ve deployed Software Defined Networking (SDN) with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. *****…

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How to Update and Backup/Restore Software Defined Networking Infrastructure

After you deploy Software Defined Networking (SDN), you need to periodically install Windows updates on all of the operating system components of the SDN system. This includes the SDN enabled Hyper-V hosts, Network Controller virtual machines (VMs), Software Load Balancer Multiplexor (MUX) VMs, and Remote Access Services (RAS) Multitenant Gateway VMs. It is critical that…

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SDN Troubleshooting: Certificates

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Senior Program Manager Anirban Paul continues his contribution to his SDN Troubleshooting series on this blog with the following information about troubleshooting certificate issues in SDN. The rest of this post is provided by Anirban to assist you with your SDN deployment using Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition. ***** As you…

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SDN Troubleshooting: Find the Local SDN RAS Gateway Server IP Address

In his second guest appearance on this blog, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Anirban Paul provides the following advice on how to discover the IP address of the local Software Defined Networking (SDN) RAS Gateway, which you need to know in a couple of different situations when you’ve deployed SDN with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. Note…

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Troubleshoot Configuring SDN RAS Gateway VPN Bandwidth Settings in Virtual Machine Manager

If you’ve deployed Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter by using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), you might have encountered problems configuring the RAS Gateway virtual private network (VPN) connection inbound and outbound bandwidth settings. Microsoft Senior Program Manager Anirban Paul provides advice on troubleshooting these issues with the following information…

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Get Started with Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

If you’re new to SDN and interested in finding out how using this Windows Server 2016 Datacenter solution might help your business grow, take a look at the new topic Introduction to Software Defined Networking. In this topic you’ll discover information about increased agility, as well as enhanced network security and efficiency. There’s also a…

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New Network Controller High Availability Topic for Windows Server 2016

The new topic Network Controller High Availability is now available in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library, and provides an overview of Network Controller as a Service Fabric application, including explaining the advantages of using Service Fabric. Note: Network Controller is a server role in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition and is not available in…

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Technologies in Windows Server 2016

If you work for a Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise, you might be interested in learning about all of the Software Defined Networking technologies that are available in Windows Server 2016, which was released in October, 2016 and is now available. Following is a brief rundown of these technologies, as well as Windows Server 2016…

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Manage Tenant Workloads with New Docs for Windows Server 2016

Some new documentation on how to Manage Tenant Workloads might interest you if you work for a Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise that is using Microsoft Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016. These new docs discuss deploying tenant virtual machines (VMs) and connecting them to a tenant Virtual Network or virtual Local Area…

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