Learn about how Windows Server 2016 System Center Virtual Machine Manager is used to configure SDN.
- [Presenter] In this course, we're going be using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to administrate our software-defined network. We also used this in our deployment course which was recorded previously. Let's take a look around at some of the different settings that we have before we start configuring Virtual Machine Manager for our new course, Software-Defined Networking Administration. In the lower left corner we see several different categories. Right now, we have highlighted the Settings option.
And under Settings, we see in the upper left corner, the various different options, such as Run As Accounts, so we can create many different accounts to administrate our software-defined network and Virtual Machine Manager. We also have configuration providers. Many of these are automatically installed when you install Virtual Machine Manager. We also have System Center settings and others as well. Now when we go down to Jobs, we see a whole new list come up in our upper left-hand side, and we see both Running and History.
So under History we can see all the jobs that have run in the past and what their status was. We also have what jobs are currently running, and right now there are no jobs running. Let's click on Library. The Library is the repository for many different things. What we're going to be using the Library for will be holding our scripts we'll be downloading from Microsoft, as well as our virtual machine templates. So we're going to create a new template for this software-defined networking course, and we're going to use that template to deploy a new virtual machine out in several different cases.
If we move up, we can see Fabric, and Fabric has most of our networking features, such as our VIP Templates, Logical Switches, Port Classifications, Network Service, et cetera. Earlier we talked about load balancers. If we click on Load Balancers we see that it's moved down to Network Service, so they've basically renamed it to Network Service which is now where our load balancing device sits. If we go up to the top option, we see VM services, and this is a list of all or our virtual machines, both the hosts and the virtual machine's themselves.
It also shows us our storage, and it does also have VM Networks which is some of the same information that we're going to see under Fabric. We see some overlap on the different categories, such as the VM Networks. If we click on the host, VMHost1, we can see all the different virtual machines we created in our previous course and whether they're running or not, what their status is, and what their last job was. If we highlight PSServer3, we can see it's running, and we can double-click on it and we can make changes to it.
We also see some information as well. Here we can create a checkpoint. We've got an Actions section as well. If we have any errors which we don't. So we can take control of our virtual machines and make changes to them in this section. When we go over to our Storage section, we can see all the different storage that we have setup for each of our different servers. It gives both total capacity, as you see on the right, as well as available capacity.
We're going to clear many of these different servers out so we can make room for our new course, Software-Defined Networking Administration, but before we did that, I wanted to show you some of the different things we created in the previous course. Just so you have an idea of what each of the different sections controls. We're going to focus less on that type of information in this course because we assume you've already seen the deployment course where we went and defined every single different item that you saw in these different categories.
That leaves room in this course to focus on the gateway administration. We're going to create the gateway and then we're going to see how it works and use it for protecting our virtual machines. Virtual Machine Manager is the main tool we're going to use in our course, Software-Defined Networking Administration. It's how we import scripts, add servers to our trusted network and add the components need for software-defined networking.
Note: This course is the second of two that cover SDN in a Server 2016 network. This course maps to the SDN deployment objectives in Exam 70-745.
- Determining usage scenarios
- Virtual Machine Manager
- Downloading a service template for the HA gateway
- Copying and importing a script to a library
- Creating a Scale-Out File Server
- Creating a cluster
- Configuring deployment
- Navigating to the job status logs
- Accessing deployment log files