We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series - Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution
The book has been replaced by a Second Edition; learn more in this blog post.
According to the Hyper-V Network Virtualization Overview found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134230.aspx, Network Virtualization “provides virtual networks to virtual machines similar to how server virtualization provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network Virtualization decouples virtual networks from the physical network infrastructure and removes the constraints and limitations of VLANs and hierarchical IP address assignment from virtual machine provisioning. This flexibility makes it easy for customers to move to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds and efficient for hosters and datacenter administrators to manage their infrastructure while maintaining the necessary multi-tenant isolation, security requirements, and supporting overlapping Virtual Machine IP addresses.”
Who should read this book?
Much of the published material covering Network Virtualization today is very much focused on the how, the set of tasks and things that you need to do (either in the console or through Windows PowerShell) to set up and configure the environment. In this book, we take a very different approach and instead, consider the what, with a view to helping private and hybrid cloud architects understand the overall architecture, the role each individual component plays, and the key decision points, design considerations, and the best practice recommendations they should adopt as they begin to design and build out a virtualized network solution based on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 (or later).