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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Managing container networking

If you think about a Hyper-V host, we typically install several virtual machines on that host and each VM has its own IP address. The VM typically will have exposed the IP address as an endpoint like a physical system. If you want to access a resource that is being hosted on that VM, we used to access that VM directly. However, Windows containers support five different networking modes as follows:

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Transparent
  • l2bridge
  • l2tunnel
  • Overlay
For more information about the different container networking options, check the following article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/manage-containers/container-networking.

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