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Common Scenarios for Networking in VMM in System Center 2012

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

This topic presents various networking options in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) that can help enhance and extend the ways in which you work with IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and other elements of networking.

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This topic describes networking options in VMM in System Center 2012. For information about networking options in VMM in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and System Center 2012 R2, see Common Scenarios for Networking in System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2.

Networking options in VMM in System Center 2012

The following table describes how you can use networking options in VMM in System Center 2012 to configure the fabric that host systems and virtual machines use.

 

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Connect virtual machines to a network that serves a particular function in your environment, for example, the "Backend," "Frontend," or "Backup" network. In other words, associate IP subnets and, if needed, virtual local area networks (VLANs) together into named units , called "logical networks," that virtual machines can use.

You can design logical networks to suit your environment.

Configuring Logical Networking in VMM Overview

How to Create a Logical Network in VMM

Simplify IP address management in VMM on networks where you do not use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

After you create logical networks, you can create IP address pools and, if needed, media access control (MAC) address pools for the logical networks.

Configuring Logical Networking in VMM Overview

How to Create IP Address Pools for Logical Networks in VMM

Automatically provision load balancers in your virtualized environment.

  • Either use Microsoft Network Load Balancing (NLB) or add supported hardware load balancers to VMM.

  • NLB is included as an available load balancer in VMM.

Configuring Load Balancing in VMM Overview

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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