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Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution by Mitch Tulloch, Damian Flynn, Michel Luescher, Alvin Morales, Nigel Cain

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CHAPTER 2Logical networks

Logical networks represent an abstraction of the underlying physical network infrastructure and enable you to model the network based on business needs and connectivity properties. The Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) documentation indicates that “A logical network is used to organize and simplify network assignments for hosts, virtual machines, and services. As part of logical network creation, you can create network sites to define the virtual local area networks (VLANs), IP subnets, and IP subnet/VLAN pairs that are associated with the logical network in each physical location.” It goes on to state that logical networks can be used to describe networks with different purposes, create traffic ...

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