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: 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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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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New! "Manage Tenant Virtual Networks" Docs for Windows Server 2016

Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that deploy Software Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016 might appreciate new documentation on how to manage tenant Virtual Networks that are created by using Hyper-V Network Virtualization. These new topics show you how to manage tenant Virtual Networks with Windows PowerShell, including using access control lists to manage datacenter network…

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Software Load Balancing (SLB) for Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Windows Server 2016 includes Software Load Balancing for Software Defined Networking, and there’s a new topic, Software Load Balancing (SLB) for SDN, that will give you an overview of this new technology. SLB is great for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises that deploy SDN with Network Controller, RAS Gateway in multitenant mode, and other…

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Deploy Network Controller in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview using Windows PowerShell

In Windows Server® 2016 Technical Preview, you can use Windows PowerShell to deploy Network Controller on multiple computer or virtual machine (VM) nodes and create a cluster for high availability. Network Controller is a key feature of the Microsoft Software Defined Networking solution. Network Controller provides a centralized, programmable point of automation to manage, configure, monitor,…

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Use Windows PowerShell Scripts to Deploy Software Defined Networks

The new Windows Server Technical Preview 3 topic Deploy Software Defined Networks using scripts demonstrates how you can deploy a Microsoft Software Defined Network infrastructure by using Windows PowerShell scripts. The infrastructure includes a single node Network Controller, a Software Load Balancer (SLB)/MUX, virtual networks with Hyper-V Network Virtualization, and associated access control lists (ACLs)….

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New Windows Server Cloud Networking Technologies Documentation

If you're interested in cloud computing and networking, you might find these new topics interesting. Network Controller in Windows Server Technical Preview includes information on how you can use Network Controller as a centralized, scalable, and programmable point of automation to manage, configure, and monitor virtual and physical networks in your datacenter. Software Defined Networking…

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