Virtual Machine Manager is the management layer for the infrastructure enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources so you can deliver cloud services to your business and customers. System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment. In this new virtual lab, find out how to network with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

Not ready for networking in VMM 2012 with System Center 2012 SP1? Start with configuration, installation, and go on to design a multi-tier service template.

Virtual Labs are free, hands-on learning environments-- with no complicated installation.



Networking in VMM 2012 SP1

This lab is designed to help you gain an understanding of networking in VMM 2012 SP1. At the end of this lab you will be able to create all the virtual settings necessary to build a logical switch and assign it to a NIC on your Hyper-V host.

Note: the lab spins up two windows: one is the lab environment, and the second is the step-by-step guide documentation.

System Center SP1 2012 is an integrated platform offering comprehensive management of applications, services, physical resources, hypervisors, software defined networks, configuration, and automation. Download System Center 2012 SP1 at the TechNet Evaluation Center. 

Useful Resources

  • Video: What are the differences between virtualization and cloud computing, how do they complement each other? Featured demo: deploying services the “old way” vs. “deploying via Virtual Machine Manager.”
  • The System Center 2012 Integration Guide provides information about automating each of the System Center components and integrating them with each other, as well as with other systems and applications.
  • Review of Virtual Machine Manager and System Center 2012
  • MVA Virtual Machine Manager top-rated course
  • Server and Cloud Platform Forums
  • Microsoft System Center Team Blog