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.

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Part 7: Expose Shielded VMs to Windows Azure Pack Portal

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Welcome to part 7 of the Server 2016 Features Series. In the last two sections we deployed a Guarded Fabric and set things up to allow us to deploy Shielded VMs from within SCVMM. This section of the guide will build on that by exposing the Shielded VM capability to the Windows Azure Pack portal.

This guide assumes that you already have a WAP server up and running and connected to SCVMM via SPF, if you’ve yet to do this, I’ve put together a guide on it HERE

Here’s a quick list of what will be covered in this guide:

  • Create a Shielded VM Template in SCVMM
  • Create a VM Cloud in SCVMM
  • Create a plan and user in WAP Admin Portal
  • Deploy a shielded VM from template within the WAP Portal
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Add Additional Administrators to WAP Admin Portal

Hi folks, I thought I’d throw up a quick guide of this one for the sake of completeness after posting my WAP deployment guide.

So you’ve got WAP up and running and have done all your testing etc. You’re looking to add some additional administrators to the admin portal and can’t for the life of your find out where to do that. Don’t worry, it’s not you, apparently this cannot be done from within the portal itself and needs to be done by inserting users into the WAP database via PowerShell.

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