Part 11: Update, Backup and Restore SDN Environment

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Welcome to part 11 of my Server 2016 Features Series, I thought it was worth posting on this one because I managed to brick my SDN environment (in my lab) because I just went for it without following any real process…COME ON, we’ve all done it Smile

There won’t be much new in here that Greg Cusanza at MS hasn’t covered in the great documentation he uploaded recently, so if nothing else, you’ll get a similar experience to that but with a slight Scottish flavour Smile

At the time of writing, backup and restore of SDN was introduced in the most recent Cumulative Update, and as I alluded to earlier, getting this piece wrong can break your SDN environment, so it’s important that you get it right.

OK, that’s enough scaremongering…let’s get to it. Continue reading “Part 11: Update, Backup and Restore SDN Environment”

Part 10: Deploy and Configure SDN Software Load Balancer Service

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Welcome to part 10 of my Server 2016 Features series. This guide will continue on from parts 8 and 9 where we learned a little about SDN v2 in Server 2016 and deployed our multi node Network Controller service (which is a prerequisite for our Software Load Balancer service). Going forward, I’ll be referring to our Software Load Balancer service as the SLB or SLB/MUX Smile

As with the Network Controller service, this deployment will be done using a multi node (3 nodes) Service Template deployed by SCVMM.

Here’s a list of the tasks we’ll be covering:

With no further ado, let’s get to it. Continue reading “Part 10: Deploy and Configure SDN Software Load Balancer Service”

Part 9: Deploy and Configure SDN Network Controller Service

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Welcome to part 9 in the series folks, if you’ve not read the overview guide (at the link above), it’s worth doing that before continuing on to the deployment phase as reading it may shape some of your design decisions etc.

Here is a list of the main steps that we’ll be covering in this guide:

Continue reading “Part 9: Deploy and Configure SDN Network Controller Service”

Part 8: Server 2016 Software Defined Networking Overview

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Welcome back folks, in part 8 of my Server 2016 Features Series I’ll be providing an overview of SDN v2. This was originally going to be a single post but as I started working on the overview, I realised it would be a bit of a beast by the end.  It’s for that reason I’ve decided to split SDN into 3 post, which are:

  • SDN v2 Overview
  • Network Controller Service deployment
  • Software Load Balancer Service deployment

The deployment and configuration pieces will be covered in parts 9 and 10.  As such, I assume that at the very least you’ve deployed a 3 node Hyper-V cluster on Server 2016 and it’s managed by the latest version of SCVMM. Continue reading “Part 8: Server 2016 Software Defined Networking Overview”

Server 2016 Features Series – Deploy and Configure

Hi folks,

Being fairly new to this whole blogging thing, it makes sense to start with something I’ve been working on recently.  With that in mind, I plan to kick off a series covering the following:

Part 1:  Deploy SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups
Part 2:  Deploy a Highly Available SCVMM 2016 Instance Step-by-Step
Part 3:  Deploy a 2 Node Shared SAS Storage Spaces Cluster
Part 4:  Deploy a 3 Node Hyper-V 2016 Cluster
Part 5:  Deploy and Configure the Host Guardian Service
Part 6:  Deploy and Configure Shielded Virtual Machines Using SCVMM
Part 7:  Expose Shielded VMs to Windows Azure Pack Portal
Part 8:  Server 2016 Software Defined Networking Overview
Part 9:  Deploy and Configure SDN Network Controller Service
Part 10:  Deploy and Configure SDN Software Load Balancer Service
Part 11:  Update, Backup and Restore SDN Environment

Chowder