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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 4Logical switches

A logical switch brings together all of the different elements, including uplink port profiles, native port profiles, port classifications, and switch extensions, that are relevant to a particular physical or logical network to create a combined model. Essentially this is a template that contains a defined set of parameters (port profiles, classifications, and so on) that you can use to create Hyper-V virtual switches on any Windows Server 2012 or newer hosts that connect to the network.

This chapter covers the need for utilizing a logical switch, compares it to the distributed switch in VMware, considers some of the network configurations available, and details the procedures for deploying a logical switch. Finally ...

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