Networking

Technical articles about deploying and managing a network based on Microsoft cloud.

IPv6 Transition Technology Survey

The journey toward IPv6 only networking is challenging, and today there are several different approaches to the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 with multiple dual-stack or tunneling stages along the way. As we prioritize future Windows work, we would like to know more about what customers like you are using to support your own IPv6 […]

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SDN: Migrating from Rest Name to Static IP | Remove worries of DNS!

[Special Thanks to Adam Rudell, our Sr. Support Escalation Engineer, for putting together an excellent video and tutorial] Hello SDN Community!  Today, when you deploy Software Defined Networking via SDNExpress or Windows Admin Center (WAC), you must provide a REST DNS name.  This is often referred to as a Dynamic DNS deployment.    The northbound

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NCSI Change Notification

James Kehr from the Windows networking support team here with a public notification. There is a service in Windows called the Network Connectivity Status Indicator, or NCSI for short. Please do not mistake this for NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). NCSI is the Windows operating system service that determines whether your computer is connected to

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Network ATC management in Windows Admin Center

Network ATC continues to be the preferred method to deploy host networking for our Azure Stack HCI customers. For most customers, deployment takes just a single command and completes in a few minutes. Network ATC makes all the necessary decisions to ensure that your configuration is stable and optimized. In fact, it will even check

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SDN + AKS 3-15-23 Updates and Features

Hello to our amazing Customers- Can you believe it’s almost April, better yet, almost Spring!? Time is flying and our SDN team is hard at work in coordination with the AKS Hybrid team.  The 3-15-23 AKS Hybrid release includes a number of new features designed to improve the overall experience for customers leveraging AKS in

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Physical switch requirement changes for Azure Stack HCI

Hello everyone, I’m Basel Kablawi, PM on the Azure Edge and Platform – Core Networking team, here to announce the latest updates to the physical network switch requirements! Our ecosystem of physical switches is designed to help ensure the compatibility and reliability of network switches with Azure Stack HCI, Microsoft’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution. By participating in

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Deploying 100s of Production Clusters in minutes!

You’re an Azure Stack HCI Administrator and you’ve worked tirelessly to test your clusters and get them ready for production; you’ve filled out the necessary paperwork, you’ve gotten sign-off from all the stakeholders; and now it’s time to implement your configuration in production. Your boss gives you a short window to deploy your new clusters

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Azure Stack HCI: What’s new for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with WAC v2211

A warm 2023 “Hello” to our Customers and Partners! Today is an exciting day as we share with each of you the extensive new features and improvements for SDN in Windows Admin Center 2211 (WAC)!  We cannot thank you enough for the fantastic feedback and requests to help us as a team drive forward.  In

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Introducing Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

We’re excited to announce the release of Network HUD – A new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. Network HUD is available in the November update for both 21H2 and 22H2 Azure Stack HCI subscribers! Running and maintaining a network for your business applications is a hard job.

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Network HUD: November 2022 content update has arrived!

In our first article we introduced Network HUD as a new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. We also discussed Network HUD’s unique on-premises cloud-service model which enables us to bring new features and capabilities (more than just bug fixes) rapidly through what we call, “content updates.” Well,

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