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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Configuring the network

The following example assumes that you already have dual RDMA NIC ports in each node. The Hyper-V virtual switch must be deployed with RDMA-enabled host virtual NICs. In Windows Server 2016, separate NICs are no longer needed for RDMA. The Converged NIC feature is a feature that allows the virtual NICs on the host (vNICs) to expose RDMA to the host management OS and share the bandwidth of the NICs between the RDMA traffic and the VM and other TCP/UDP traffic in a fair and manageable manner.

The diagram in Figure 7 illustrates the software architecture changes in Windows Server 2016:

Figure 7. Converged NIC with RDMA-enabled ...

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