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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Networking

Networking in a Hyper-V Server cluster can be very confusing for newcomers. A clustered Hyper-V Server host requires a large number of distinct network connections in comparison to most other computing system deployments. The traffic types were covered in Chapter 1, Hyper-V Cluster Orientation. For review, they are given as follows:

  • Management
  • Live Migration
  • Cluster and Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Virtual machine
  • Storage (unless using direct-attached)

The recommended setup is to use at least a one-gigabit adapter for each of the above. If you won't be using Cluster Shared Volumes, then you can skip having a dedicated adapter for cluster communications. The pathways to iSCSI, SMB 3.0, and Fibre Channel benefit from the redundancy of multiple adapters, ...

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