System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V 2012 Networking Diagram

This is my attempt to make sense of the myriad of items that seem to need configuring to be able to get a Hyper-V VM to talk to a particular VLAN. I’ve come from a VMware vSphere 5.0 background, and sorting out the network in that is pretty easy, create a virtual switch, tell it which physical NIC(s) it can talk out on, then create port groups for your VLANs, then connect the VMs to those port groups.

In SCVMM 2012 SP1 we have a lot more flexibility, but that means a lot more bits to configure and get linked together in the right places. I can’t guarantee that this is the best way to do it, but it’s working for me.

SCVMM 2012 SP1 Hyper-V Networking

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3 Responses to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V 2012 Networking Diagram

  1. Viet Thanh, Nguyen says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience in SCVMM 2012 SP1. I am regret to say the network of SCVMM 2012 SP1 really complicates and it’s very hard to imagine the whole picture for new comer. Certainly, for VMM, the networking is the most important concept if someone have a wish to use VMM in order to virtualize their systems


  2. rcmtech says:

    Note that the diagram above should be revised slightly in terms of the network site – coming from the more straightforward vSwitch in vSphere: I have actually ended up with one network site with multiple VLANs in it.

    The following free ebook from Microsoft might also be useful:


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