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Microsoft Unveils New 'Nano Server' in Its Next Windows Server Product. News Microsoft Unveils New 'Nano Server' in Its Next Windows Server Product Microsoft today described more about a new Nano Server component that will be part of its next Windows Server release.

Microsoft Unveils New 'Nano Server' in Its Next Windows Server Product

Nano Server, which goes by the Microsoft code name of "Tuva," will have an even smaller "footprint" than the current Server Core of Microsoft's flagship Windows Server 2012 R2 product. Running the new server with this smaller configuration means having fewer operating system components to maintain and fewer security exposures to protect. Compared with "current builds" of Windows Server, the new Nano Server will have a virtual hard disk size that will be 93 percent smaller. Preboot execution environment (PXE) boot times will be improved with Nano Server.

Organizations will be able to install only the Windows Server components they need with the new Nano Server. Microsoft achieved Nano Server's smaller footprint by jettisoning some Windows Server components. About the Author News About the Author. Hyper-V Network Virtualization Overview. With the success of virtualized datacenters, IT organizations and hosting providers (providers who offer colocation or physical server rentals) have begun offering more flexible virtualized infrastructures that make it easier to offer on-demand server instances to their customers.

Hyper-V Network Virtualization Overview

This new class of service is referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Windows Server 2012 R2 provides all the required platform capabilities to enable enterprise customers to build private clouds and transition to an IT as a service operational model. Hyper-V Virtual Switch Overview. Published: February 29, 2012 Updated: February 29, 2012 Applies To: Windows Server 2012 The Hyper-V virtual switch (vSwitch) in Windows Server 2012 introduces a number of capabilities that are requested by customers for tenant isolation, traffic shaping, protection against malicious virtual machines, and easier troubleshooting of issues.

Hyper-V Virtual Switch Overview

This guide focuses on the improvements in open extensibility and manageability for non-Microsoft extensions. Non-Microsoft extensions can be written to emulate the full capabilities of hardware-based switches and support more complex virtual environments and solutions. The Hyper-V vSwitch is a layer 2 virtual network switch that provides programmatically managed and extensible capabilities to connect virtual machines to the physical network. vSwitch provides policy enforcement for security, isolation, and service levels.

The Hyper-V vSwitch enables you to implement and manage virtualized data centers by providing the following: Open platform. Migrating VMs from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure.


Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6. Download the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Guide About This Guide The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 enables organizations to implement application virtualization and effectively respond to the associated challenges.

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure; and now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache; support for 64-bit clients; and server-sizing data. Strategically planning your infrastructure can help you avoid problems before they begin, allowing you to serve your customers more accurately and reliably, as well as saving you time and money.

Figure 1. In More Detail The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 includes the following six-step process: Step 1: Determine Project Scope. Related Resources Feedback See also. Designing Your Cloud Infrastructure. Many network architectures include a tiered design with three or more tiers such as core, distribution, and access.

Designing Your Cloud Infrastructure

Designs are driven by the port bandwidth and quantity required at the edge, in addition to the ability of the distribution and core tiers to provide higher speed uplinks to aggregate traffic. Additional considerations include Ethernet broadcast boundaries and limitations, spanning tree or other loop-avoidance technologies. A dedicated management network is a frequent feature of advanced data center virtualization solutions. Most virtualization vendors recommend that hosts be managed via a dedicated network so that there is no competition with tenant traffic and to provide a degree of separation for security and ease of management purposes.

This historically implied dedicating a network adapter per host and port per network device to the management network. Managing the network environment in a private cloud can present challenges that must be addressed. Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series. The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide series provides concise planning guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products.

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series

IPD guides help to streamline and clarify design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. What’s New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series New IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager This guide leads you through the process of identifying the business and technical requirements for managing virtualization, designing integration with System Center 2012 - Operations Manager if required, and then determining the number, size, and placement of the VMM servers. This guide helps you to confidently plan for the centralized administration of physical and virtual machines.

Readme. Chapter 3 Design Guidelines for Application Performance MSDN Net. 5nine Software: Hyper-V Management, Security and Compliance.