Hyper-V Extensible Switch?

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May 8th, 2013
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We are looking to implement Windows Hyper V 2012 in our data center, and apparently, this comes with some potential virtual switching options.

Does the Hyper-V Extensible Switch allow VMs within the hypervisor to connect to a virutal switch using "virtual network adapters"? In other words, can I create 20 VMs in the hypervisor, give them virtual adapters and IP addresses, create vlans on the virtual switch, and then trunk physical adapters on the system to an upstream Cisco switch? Is this possible?

I've been having a hard time finding information on exactly how this Hyper-V Extensible Switch works.

Any advice would be great

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lwatta Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:11
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Yeah finding documenation on how to get it working is not easy.

MS has a good SCVMM 2012 blog that walks through it.  It works similar to how you describe.


Its not easy the first time.

We are working towards porting N1K to Hyper-V as well. You would use N1Kv instead of using the MS extensible switch. It's in beta right now.



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