Steve Evans Virtualizes Networks with Hyper-V

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While at TechDays in San Francisco, Richard sat down with Steve Evans to talk about the new virtual networking features in Server 2012 Hyper-V. The conversation starts with a focus on the challenges of networking in a virtualized world - problems around assigning NICs to individual VMs, dealing with failover, etc. But as Steve describes, once you get to 2012, physical NICs are entirely about bandwidth - teaming as necessary. And the virtual side creates a separate NIC for each role, assigned to VLANs and moving across the collective physical hardware. It takes a lot of planning, but networking has never been more flexible!


Steve Evans has worked in the IT field for over 12 years, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has consulted for small businesses on their IT infrastructure needs as well as worked for larger companies as a Systems Engineer. Steve has been a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the past 3 years, and is a Technical Speaker at various industry events. You can follow him on twitter at @scevans.

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