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. *****…


Guarded Fabric and Shielded Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2016

With the popularity of Hyper-V and Virtual Machines (VMs) deployed on virtual networks, it’s important to ensure the security of the VMs that are running in your environment. As a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) or Enterprise private cloud administrator, you can use Guarded Fabric in Windows Server 2016 to provide a more secure environment for…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…