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This topic helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features available with Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5. In particular, it focuses on using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2016 Technical Preview 5 to deploy a highly available three-node network controller; a new SDN capability in Windows Server Technical Preview. The network controller is a scalable and highly available server role that enables you to automate network infrastructure configuration instead of performing manual network device configuration.
Here you find the Awesome blogposts of Microsoft Program Manager Larry Zhang :
Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.
Here you will see an Overview of all the possibilities with Microsoft Azure Services for Hybrid and Cloud solutions :
Let’s start with all the possibilities with Compute from the Microsoft Azure Cloud :
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
You got a lot of choice in Azure what kind of Operating System you want to choose for your Virtual Machine in the Cloud :
Like all kind of Linux Machines :
Microsoft VM’s or choose your Own uploaded images
Here you can find an Overview of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine in the Cloud
In today’s world it is all about mobility and Applications. On your work, at School, at Home, and even when you do Sport like biking or running. I think that’s why
Microsoft makes One Platform Windows 10 to get the best experience with Applications on every Device.
Making your own websites is really Easy with Microsoft Azure and is Cool to work with.
Web Apps with SQL or MySQL Databases
PHP,CMS,Blog,Marketing Web Apps are possible
To run all those Web Apps in the Cloud you need Storage and capacity to store your data save in the Cloud with high security policies.
Microsoft Azure has all kind of diffenrent Storage in the Cloud for your data.
Microsoft Azure Data and Storage
Learn about Azure Storage, and how to create applications using Azure blobs, tables, queues, and files :
Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, NoSQL document database service :
Learn how to configure, monitor, and scale your SQL databases in Azure. Documentation, tutorials and more :
High throughput, consistent low-latency data access to build fast, scalable applications :
Learn how to use StorSimple for primary storage, backups, archive, and disaster recovery :
Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development :
Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, data warehouse service :
Of course when you have a lot of data, you like to analyze it for the business and make good Reports or Dashboard to
make the right decisions. Microsoft Azure Cloud Services has Data and Analytics :
Microsoft Azure Data and Analytics
Learn to create Hadoop clusters, process big data, develop solutions using streaming or historical data, and analyze the results :
Learn how data scientists and developers can embed predictive analytics into applications :
Learn how to run real-time data analytics and event processing :
Learn how to compose data storage, movement, and processing services into streamlined data pipelines :
Learn how to receive telemetry from millions of devices :
Learn how to enable reliable and secure bi-directional communications between millions of IoT devices and applications:
A Hot item is Internet of Things or IoT, connect devices, machines, just things because it’s possible to get data or BIGDATA to work with.
Microsoft Azure Internet of Things
Get Connected with your Device and read here all the information you need about Internet of Things
To get connected with Microsoft Azure we have Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the Cloud to make your Infrastructure work.
Microsoft Azure Networking
Learn how to configure and monitor virtual networks in Azure :
Learn how ExpressRoute creates private connections between your infrastructure and Azure datacenters :
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Learn how Traffic Manager distributes user traffic to hosted services within or across data centers :
Learn about Azure Load Balancing :
Learn to configure DNS zones and records :
Learn about secure cross-premises connectivity between Azure and your infrastructure :
Learn to create an Application Gateway :
Media Services is coming more and more from Cloud Services and is video streaming and watching TV interactive.
Microsoft Azure Media and CDN
Making Video workflows easy from the Cloud :
Improve the performance of your website, media, or mobile service by moving content closer to your end users :
When you are still working on an On-premises datacenter only, Microsoft makes it’s easy to transform your datacenter into Hybrid Cloud Scenarios.
You can think of a Twin Datacenter for your Core Business Applications, or save your longtime protection data into an Azure Backup Vault.
Microsoft Azure Hybrid Integration
Learn how to integrate the enterprise and the cloud with BizTalk Services :
Learn about flexible messaging in the cloud :
Learn how to backup your Azure virtual machines, and how to send backup data to Azure for long term retention :
Learn how to orchestrate protection of physical and virtual machines :
When you got your Azure Cloud Solution working, you want to manage your Identities to give them secure access to your Azure Solution.
Microsoft Azure Security and Identity
Learn how to manage identity and access of services and applications :
Consumer identity and access management in the cloud :
Your domain controller as a service :
Learn how to enable added authentication for cloud and on-premises applications :
To make those Microsoft Solutions Available for everyone, you need Developers and Developer Environments.
Learn how to detect issues, diagnose crashes and track usage of your mobile apps, and web apps hosted anywhere: on Azure or on your own IIS or J2EE servers :
Developers can also work in the Cloud with Microsoft Visual Studio Online :
Here you find all the information you need for Visual Studio Online for Developers
Cloud Services needs management by ITpro’s or by Developers to keep your Azure Solution Up-to-Date and get your business innovated.
Microsoft Azure Management
You have all kind of Management as you can see in the above picture.
Learn how to collaborate, deliver and scale across the entire DevOps lifecycle :
Start creating Azure Scheduler jobs and job collections, and using advanced concepts such as history and recurrence :
Learn how to simplify cloud management with process automation :
Learn how to transform machine data into operational intelligence :
Learn how to manage cryptographic keys and secrets :
Microsoft Container Apps
This is a super simple “getting started” experience for deploying single and multi-container Dockerized applications utilizing Azure Resource Manager templates and the new Docker Extension
In Microsoft Azure you got also on every item a Marketplace with templates and solutions from Vendors and OpenSource communities.
Microsoft Azure Market Place
Here you go to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace website with almost 3500 products
For Students you have Microsoft Dreamspark where you can get some of the Microsoft Azure features for students for Free !
I Hope this Microsoft Azure Overview is helpful for you to make the right decisions for your business, Development or study 🙂
– James van den Berg
MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management.
You can use Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to manage your physical and virtualized network infrastructure. In VMM, the foundations of the network configuration are networks—the underlying logical networks and the VM networks—and switches. Switches can be configured as standard virtual switches, but this set of topics describes logical switches, which help you configure switch settings consistently across multiple hosts. To configure these network elements in VMM, use the following overviews and procedures :
You can use Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to manage your physical and virtualized network infrastructure. Logical networks form the foundation of your network configuration in VMM. You create and name logical networks based on the function they serve in your environment, for example, the “Management,” “Cluster,” “Storage,” or “Tenant” networks. Within each logical network, you create one or more network sites that specify IP subnets, virtual local area networks (VLANs), or subnet/VLAN pairs that represent your environment.
In a logical network, you can provide static IP addressing by creating static IP address pools for the logical network. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is also an option.
plan logical networks, network sites, and IP address pools in VMM by doing the following :
VM networks for VLAN configuration
In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), after you complete the planning described in Overview: plan logical networks, network sites, and IP address pools in VMM, you can plan your VM networks. Use this table for more information:
|Purpose of VM network||Description|
|For VLANs: see Plan VM networks for a VLAN-based configuration in this topic||You can use familiar virtual local area network (VLAN) technology for network isolation, and manage your configuration in VMM.|
|For Hyper-V network virtualization: see Plan VM networks for Hyper-V network virtualization in this topic||You can support multiple tenants (also called clients or customers) with their own networks, isolated from the networks of others, by using VM networks configured for network virtualization.|
|Direct access to the logical network (“no isolation”): described in this table||A VM network can provide direct access to a logical network. No planning is needed, other than to identify the logical network to give access to. This is the type of VM network typically used for management networks (for example, the network used for managing a host).|
Here you find the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager VM Networks Overview
In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you can use logical switches (and the port profiles inside them) to help you configure switch settings consistently across multiple hosts. A logical switch is like a template for a virtual switch—it acts as a container for the switch settings and capabilities that you want to use. Instead of configuring switch settings individually for each network adapter, you can specify settings and capabilities in a logical switch, and then use the logical switch to apply those settings consistently across network adapters on multiple hosts.
Here you can find an Overview of planning logical switches and port profiles in SCVMM
This topic helps you evaluate the Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Technology Preview 3. In particular, this topic is focused on scenarios that incorporate VMM with the Microsoft Network Controller, a new feature in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. For more information about the Microsoft Network Controller, see Network Controller.
You can also deploy an SDN infrastructure using scripts. For more information, see Deploy Software Defined Networks using scripts.
Here you can read more about how to deploy SDN with Windows Server 2016 and SCVMM 2016 TP3
This topic describes the Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) functionality that is new or changed in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.
Updates in HNV
HNV offers enhanced support in the following areas:
|Feature/Functionality||New or improved||Description|
|Programmable Hyper-V switch||New||HNV policy is programmable through the Microsoft Network Controller.|
|VXLAN encapsulation support||New||HNV now supports VXLAN encapsulation.|
|Software Load Balancer (SLB) interoperability||New||HNV is fully integrated with the Microsoft Software Load Balancer.|
|Compliant IEEE sEthernet header||Improved||Compliant with IEEE Ethernet standards|
HNV is a fundamental building block of Microsoft’s updated Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, and is fully integrated into the SDN stack.
Microsoft’s new Network Controller pushes HNV policies down to a Host Agent running on each host using Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) as the SouthBound Interface (SBI). The Host Agent stores this policy using a customization of the VTEP schema and programs complex flow rules into a performant flow engine in the Hyper-V switch.
The flow engine inside the Hyper-V switch is the same as Microsoft Azure’s, which has been proven at hyper-scale in the Microsoft Azure public cloud. Additionally, the entire SDN stack up through the Network Controller, and Network Resource Provider (details coming soon) is consistent with Microsoft Azure, thus bringing the power of the Microsoft Azure public cloud to our enterprise and hosting service provider customers.
|For more information about OVSDB, see RFC 7047.|
The Hyper-V switch supports both stateless and stateful flow rules based on simple “match action” within Microsoft’s flow engine.
The Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN – RFC 7348) protocol has been widely adopted in the market place, with support from vendors like Cisco, Brocade, Dell, HP and others. Microsoft’s HNV also now supports this encapsulation scheme using MAC distribution mode through the Microsoft Network Controller to program mappings for tenant overlay network IP addresses (Customer Address – CA) to the physical underlay network IP addresses (Provider Address – PA). Both NVGRE and VXLAN Task Offloads are supported for improved performance through third-party drivers.
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview includes a software load balancer (SLB) with full support for virtual network traffic and seamless interaction with HNV. The SLB is implemented through the performant flow engine in the data plane v-Switch and controlled by the Network Controller for Virtual IP (VIP) / Dynamic IP (DIP) mappings.
HNV implements correct L2 Ethernet headers to ensure interoperability with third-party virtual and physical appliances that depend on industry-standard protocols. Microsoft ensures that all transmitted packets have compliant values in all fields to ensure this interoperability. In addition, support for Jumbo Frames (MTU > 1780) in the physical L2 network will be required to account for packet overhead introduced by encapsulation protocols (NVGRE, VXLAN) while ensuring guest Virtual Machines attached to an HNV Virtual Network maintain a 1514 MTU.