Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking

Networking is often times the most complex aspect of a datacenter and even more so when part of a virtualization solution. This course will teach you all about SDNv2 and how to deploy in your environment.
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(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 7, 2017
Duration
1h 59m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 7, 2017
Duration
1h 59m
Description

Software defined networking aims to increase functionality while simplifying the physical network topology. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking, you'll learn all about SDNv2 and how to deploy in your environment. First, you'll learn about the key components and concepts behind software defined networking. Next, you'll delve into the options for SDNv2 deployment and management. Finally, you'll learn how to take advantage of powerful services, such as the software load balancer and datacenter firewall. By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify the right way to use software defined networking v2 in your environment.

About the author
About the author

John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is John Savill, and welcome to my course Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking. I'm a technical architect working with many of the largest companies in the world to help them with infrastructure related projects both on-premises, in the cloud, and a bit of both. Networking is the most complex aspect of any environment, and a move to software-defined networking brings new levels of flexibility along with fantastic new capabilities. But for a lot of people, when you say SDN, it's scary. You want to go and hide somewhere. And the reality is it's really not that bad. And in this course, we're going to look at the key principles related to SDN and network virtualization before walking through an actual deployment pointing out all of the gotchas along the way. Some of the major topics that we're going to cover include what are the concepts behind software-defined networking, the options for software-defined networking v2 deployment and their management, and how to take advantage of powerful services like the software load balancer and the data center firewall. By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify the right way to use software-defined networking v2 as provided by Windows Server 2016 in your environment. Now, before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 basics; however, I'm going to try as much as possible to cover those fundamentals where required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SDNv2 with the Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking course at Pluralsight.

Hyper-V Networking Fundamentals
So welcome to the Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking and this first module, Hyper-V Networking Fundamentals. In this course, we're going to cover the basics of networking with Hyper-V. I'm not going to go into big detail about it, but just enough to make sure you can understand the other concepts we talk about when we dive into what is software-defined networking. We're going to look at how to architect and how to deploy a software-defined networking base solution and network virtualization. We're going to look at how to use the software load balancer, a new component enabled by the Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking Stack, and deploying the Multitenant Gateway and distributed firewall. In this first module, we're going to review what is the Hyper-V virtual switch, a very important concept, types of virtual NICs, both on a host operating system and a virtual machine, VLANs (and other dinosaurs), and a review of network acceleration and how software-defined networking will affect it.

Network Virtualization Overview
This module provides an overview of network virtualization. We'll review exactly what is network virtualization, what are the three planes of network virtualization, the management, control, and data plane, understanding encapsulation and the two versions of software- defined networking or Hyper-V network virtualization, and what is the Network Controller.

Deploying and Managing Network Virtualization
So welcome to the Deploying and Managing Network Virtualization module. In this module, we're going to dive in to what are the Hyper-V network virtualization management plane options, leveraging PowerShell, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Microsoft Azure Stack. And even within those, there are options on how we should deploy them.

Software Load Balancer
Welcome to the Software Load Balancer module. In this module, we will review exactly what load balancing is, provide an overview of the software load balancer functionality that is part of SDNv2, and then actually deploying and configuring the software load balancer.

Multi-tenant Gateway and Distributed Firewall
Welcome to the multi-tenant gateway and distributed firewall module. In this module, we're going to explore the uses for gateways, the types of multi-tenant gateway that is available, onions and security, they both can make us cry, network security groups and the datacenter firewall, and then virtual appliances.