Thursday, January 10, 2013

SCVMM 2012 SP1 Virtual Networking Explained

This is a cross-post that I wanted to bring peoples attention to about something that a good friend of mine and fellow Irish System Center MVP Damian Flynn (aka Private Cloud Superhero) is involved in.

Update Feb 2013: I've added Damian's second post to the series below. Check them out!

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 brings an amazing amount of new and enhanced functionality to the whole System Center suite of products. It's understandable that people want to go out and deploy this Service Pack as soon as possible and get working with all these new features but some of them need to be explained in a lot more detail than the information contained in the official technical documentation.

The Virtual Networking functionality in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) SP1 is one such example of this and Damian is one of the primary authors along with Microsoft's Nigel Cain (Senior Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center) of a new series of blog posts on the official SCVMM blog that aim to unwrap the complexities and teach you how to define, configure and manage Virtual Networks in SCVMM 2012 SP1.

The first blog post in this series has gone live since 8th January and they will be authoring a total of 8 posts over the next 6 months. If you are working with System Center 2012 or plan to deploy virtualisation anytime soon, then I absolutely recommend that you check out these posts to ramp up your knowledge and get the most out of your virtual environment.

You can check out the first two posts in the series here:

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1

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

I'll try to keep my own blog post here updated as Damian and Nigel release new ones.

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