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Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V by John Savill

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Chapter 3 Virtual Networking

This chapter covers the networking elements that enable virtual machines to communicate with each other and with the rest of your environment. Features that are specific to virtual machines are covered, as well as network technologies in the operating system that can bring additional benefit.

Windows 2012 introduced network virtualization, which started to close the remaining gap between virtualization and the goal of complete abstraction of the virtual machine from the underlying fabric. This goal is fully realized with version 2, introduced in Windows Server 2016. Network virtualization allows virtual machines to be abstracted from the physical network fabric, allowing complete isolation between virtual networks ...

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