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Hyper-V Network Virtualization Cookbook by Ryan Boud

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How to plan the Virtual Machine Manager

When planning the VMM, it is vital to understand the architecture of the network that VMM and Hyper-V will be operating on, the availability requirements for VMM, the types of storage infrastructure involved, and the technology involved (VMM and Hyper-V).

To understand the architecture of the network is to understand the scale of the solution required. If you have two host servers and some basic iSCSI storage infrastructure, then your challenges will be different compared to an organization with 200 host servers with complex Fibre Channel or Scale-Out File Server storage implementations. Typically, this will involve:

  • Architectural diagrams of the network
  • The VLANs in use
  • The IP subnets in use
  • The gateway infrastructure ...

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