This blog post describes how to configure basic fabric network to Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2. We are going to create two different host group. One for Management cluster and one for Tenant cluster.
Both groups will be have Hyper-V cluster which will be managed by VMM.
In this case we will have Management network as native and all other networks as trunk.
Next we will start to create logical networks. We will have own logical networks for following purposes:
Management (for management network) 10.0.0.0/24 VLAN 0
Cluster (for cluster communication) 10.0.1.0/24 VLAN 10
Live-Migration (for VM live-migrations) 10.0.2.0/24 VLAN 11
PA (For provider Address network which is used on network virtualization if needed)
172.16.0.0/24 VLAN 300
(and if you are using SMB storage, create one for that too)
Now we have all needed logical networks and IP Pool for PA network. I suggest to configure IP Pool at least Cluster and Live-Migration networks. It´s much more easier to configure Hyper-V hosts when VMM handles IP addresses of those networks.
In next blog post I will show how to configure Switches, port profiles and virtual networks.
Common question is also how to add your own networks if you are not using network virtualisation for all VMs and it´s quite simple too. Let me give a example.
We will have 192.168.0.0/24 VLAN 101 and 192.168.1.0/24 VLAN 102 for production.
We are going to run VMs on Tenant cluster, because Management cluster is for WAP and other Management VMs.
Now we are also able to use basic VLANs from tenant host group. Only thing which is needed is virtual networks for both VLANs. This is described on next post.
Next blogpost can be found HERE