Real World Solutions

Challenge

A line-of-business multi-tier application has stopped functioning correctly, with one of the nodes involved in the tiers appearing to have stopped network communications.

As the application has been deployed to our cloud, all the nodes involved in the tiers are virtual, thus rendering it impossible to have our networking team set a switch port into monitor mode without seeing all the traffic for each virtual machine hosted on the host. This is far too much data to consume and process, and as a result, this is a last-resort option only.

The Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V extensible switch presents new options to address this scenario.

Solution

Start by creating a new virtual machine on your Hyper-V host with a single ...

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