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Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking: Updating the Network Controller Server certificate

Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking: Updating the Network Controller Server certificate

First published on TECHNET on Mar 19, 2018Network Controller uses a single certificate for northbound communication with REST clients (like System Center Virtual Machine Manager) and southbound communication with Hyper-V hosts and Software Load Balancers. A customer may wish to ... continue reading
How to find the SDN gateway local address for BGP peering in Windows Server 2016

How to find the SDN gateway local address for BGP peering in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 23, 2017A few days back, I wrote a blog post about some issues being faced by Software Defined Networking (SDN) customers. The issue was specific to changing VPN bandwidth settings in Windows Server 2016 ... continue reading
Troubleshoot Configuring SDN RAS Gateway VPN Bandwidth Settings in Virtual Machine Manager

Troubleshoot Configuring SDN RAS Gateway VPN Bandwidth Settings in Virtual Machine Manager

First published on TECHNET on Mar 06, 2017 I wanted to share some of my experiences with debugging Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking (SDN) related customer issues. These issues are related to SDN RAS Gateways.If you’ve deployed Software Defined ... continue reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229’ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when ... continue reading
Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and WSSD/SDDC. Most importantly, we ensure it’s easy ... continue reading
Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
10 Tips and Tricks from the Field

10 Tips and Tricks from the Field

Hello All. The AskPFEPlat team is here today with you in force. Recently we put together 10 Tips and Tricks from the Field – a collection of tips and tricks in our tool belt that we use on occasion. We ... continue reading
Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Hi, Matthew Walker again. Virtualization and High Availability PFE. Recently I worked with a few of my co-workers to present a lab on building out Shielded VMs and I thought this would be useful for those of you out there ... continue reading
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WNV Deep Dive Part 4 – Looking at LBFO and Hyper-V traffic

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer We’re going to look at the two other basic types of WNV traffic in part 4: LBFO (NIC teaming) and Hyper-V. I’ll be skipping over Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networks. The ... continue reading

System Center 2016 now supports TLS1.2 security protocols

TLS 1.2 is the secure way of communication suggested by Microsoft with best-in class encryption. SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control. Microsoft has added official support for TLS1.2 security ... continue reading