How to create an external virtual switch in Hyper-V on the Windows Server 8 Beta

If you haven’t started to tinker with the Windows Server 8 Beta, you should! I’m watching the Hyper-V features very carefully, as many capabilities are being added to the Microsoft virtualization offering with this release.

One thing that I will admit that I don’t understand as well as I do in the vSphere world is Hyper-V networking, partly because you can’t “stack” all roles on one interface like you can with ESXi. While you don’t necessarily want to do that in production, with a beta or lab situation, it is pretty common.

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Read the entire post at TechRepublic.

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