08 Apr 2013

Hyper-V / SCVMM Converged Fabric : Nice.. but how to?

Hyper-V with Server 2012 and SCVMM 2012 SP1 offer great network management and virtualization features. Even if the MS Technet documentation covering this is not bad at all, you might struggle trying to configure a converged fabric or network virtualization. This blog post just provides useful links to other blogs from fellow geeks and SMEs which will help you a lot to understand and configure virtual networks and switches. Personally I prefer the software defined networking approach using SCVMM, as it also shows the power of centralized definition and configuration.

Understanding the stuff…

Comparing Methods To Implement Converged Fabrics For Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Basic Hyper-V Networking in System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager

Mapping The Virtual Networking In System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager

Making Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Networking Work

Technet Blog: Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Logical Networks (Part I)

How to use it….

Hyper-V Converged Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager

As there are also a lot of other posts covering how tos, I personally think the one from @ThomasMaurer and @MichelLuescher is the most complete one.