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How to Add Networking Components to a Service Template

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can add the following networking components to a service template:

  • Logical network

  • Load balancer

For information about adding a load balancer to a service template, see the following topics:

ImportantImportant
You must configure a load balancer for a tier before you deploy a service. After you deploy a service, you cannot add a load balancer by updating the service.

To add a logical network to a service template

  1. In the Service Template Designer, on the Home tab, in the Service Template Components group, click Add Logical Network. An element representing the logical network is added to the canvas.

  2. Select the logical network element on the canvas, and then in the properties pane at the bottom of the Service Template Designer window, select the appropriate logical network from the Network list.

  3. To connect the logical network to the network adapter of a tier, on the Home tab, in the Tools group, click Connector. Then on the canvas, drag from the logical network element to the network adapter element of the tier. A connecting line will appear to join the two elements.

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