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Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Book Description

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book provides focused drilldown into building a virtualized network solution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Chapter 1 Key concepts
    1. Introducing Contoso Ltd
    2. Architecture
    3. Virtualized network components
    4. Logical network
    5. IP and MAC address pools
    6. Uplink port profiles
    7. Network adapter port profiles
    8. Port classifications
    9. Logical switches
    10. Virtual machine networks
    11. Deploying the solution
  5. Chapter 2 Logical networks
    1. Reviewing key concepts
    2. Getting started with logical networks
    3. Logical network design
    4. Introducing the Contoso network
    5. Step 1: Mirror physical networks
    6. Step 2: Networks with different purposes
    7. Step 3: Determine isolation requirements
    8. Step 4: Define network sites
    9. Step 5: Deployment
    10. Naming conventions
  6. Chapter 3 Port profiles
    1. Uplink port profiles
    2. What is defined in an uplink port profile?
    3. How are uplink port profiles used?
    4. How many uplink port profiles do you need?
    5. Naming conventions
    6. Network adapter port profiles
    7. What is defined in a network adapter port profile?
    8. How are network adapter port profiles used?
    9. How many network adapter port profiles do you need?
    10. Naming conventions
  7. Chapter 4 Logical switches
    1. Logical switches
    2. What is a logical switch?
    3. Logical switches versus virtual switches
    4. Logical switches versus VMware distributed switches
    5. Planning your logical switch design
    6. Upgrading from Hyper-V Server 2008
    7. Quality of Service (QoS)
    8. Virtual network interface cards (vNICs)
    9. Network adapter teaming
    10. Virtual high bandwidth adapters (HBAs)
    11. How many logical switches do you need?
    12. Enhancing logical switch capabilities
    13. VMM unavailability
  8. Chapter 5 Deployment
    1. Preparing for deployment
    2. Deploying logical switches
    3. Untagged host management network adapter
    4. Tagged host management network adapter
    5. Bare-metal deployment
    6. Migrating from a standard switch to a logical switch
    7. Known deployment issues
    8. Limitations for an existing NIC team
    9. Deployment fails if host is out-of-scope
    10. Deployment fails when using different network adapter types
  9. Chapter 6 Operations
    1. Operational scenarios
    2. Logical switches
    3. Logical networks
    4. VM networks