Learn about the six steps to setting up Virtual Machine Manager networking. These steps show how to proceed setting up your networks for the virtual machines in the manager program.
- [Instructor] When setting up Virtual Machine Manager, one of the important tasks we need to do is to set up the special networking settings and there are several different options that we need to set up so let's take a look at what those are. The first thing is to set up the logical network. We create logical networks that map to the physical network. We can create a network site that maps to network sites in our physical network, for example IP subnets, VLANs, or subnet VLAN pairs.
And if we're not using DHCP, we need to create IP address pools for the network sites that exist within our physical networks. Next thing we need to do is to create a virtual machine network. So we create the VM networks that map to network sites that exist within our physical network so it creates that link from the virtual to the physical. Then we need to set up the IP address pools. So we create the address pool to allocate static IP addresses.
We need to configure these pools for logical networks and in some circumstances for the VM networks as well. Next, we need to add a gateway. We need to add a gateway so the virtual machines and the physical machines all know how to get out to the internet or to other VLANs. By default if you're using isolated virtual machine networks in your VMM Fabric, virtual machines associated with the network can only connect to machines in the same subnet. So if you want to connect to other virtual machines, you've got to add that gateway.
The next thing on our list is to create a port profile. So we need to create a port profile that indicates to the Virtual Machine Manager which networks a host can connect to on a specific network adapter. If we want to limit which virtual machines connect to which networks, we can do that by adding multiple network adapters and limiting which network adapters can get to which networks. Finally, we need to create a logical switch to apply it to a host and select the network adapters on the host that we want to bind to the switch.
When we apply the switch networking settings, everything that we've done previously will all be applied to the host. In upcoming videos, we're going to be demonstrating how to use all these different features and set them up correctly. This overview will help you get started using Virtual Machine Manager networking. Upcoming videos will demonstrate the steps discussed.
- Creating host groups
- Adding and managing VMM hosts
- Managing VMware hosts
- Setting up logical and VM networks
- Creating port profiles and logical switches
- Configuring load balancing
- Deploying a virtual machine
- VMM library
- Deploying virtual machines and services in VMM
- VMM profiles and templates