Virtual Switches improvements in VMM 2016 TP4

Share this:

Administrator that already take advantage of VMM 2012 R2 to virtualize networks and reduce operational cost managing servers will love this new feature in System Center VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) 2016 TP4

Solution


So how does it work these new feature? Basically, at the Logical Switch level (Click on Fabric, Networking and then Logical Switches), in the Uplinks tab, we can create vNICs, as shown in the image below.

Note: We have already configured VM Networks, IP Pools, Logical Networks and etc before getting to that point.

image

The next step is going to the Host properties, and on the Virtual Switches we can add a new Logical Switch and select the adapters that will be part of the switch and define the uplink port profile, and the Virtual NICs will come from the Logical Network that we defined in the previous steps.

image

The result on the client side are new Virtual NICs being created and all of them were defined at the Logical Switch level instead of Host level.

image

Using this new feature, the administrator can create more consistent configuration from a single location to all hosts.

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).

Related Post

Installing Windows Server 2016 TP4 on top of TP3 In this Tutorial we are going over the process to replace your existent Windows Server 2016 TP3 version for the new TP4. After reading the release not...
Network Virtualization and DNS registration using ... Using a simple PowerShell cmdlet to remove the DNS registration on Virtual NIC (vNICs) created by Virtual Machine Manager. Solution This Tutor...
VMs not available in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) In this Tutorial we are going to cover Introduction Solution The issue was that all VMs running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server was showing like...
System Center Virtual Machine Manager – Solv... In some scenarios, a refresh host or configurations to be applied on a Hyper-V host can fail with error 2912 (NO_PARAM). In this Tutorial, we are goin...