Server 2016: Networking: Advanced Network Infrastructures

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Networks must be responsive even in the face of NIC and network failures. Explore advanced networking options in Windows Server 2016 including NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming, and options for software-defined networking. This course can be used as part of the preparation for the 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 certification exam.

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Server 2016: Networking: Advanced Network Infrastructures

  • NIC Teaming
  • Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • NIC Teaming vs Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Network Quality of Service (QoS) DCB
  • SMB Direct on RDMA Enabled NICs
  • configure SMB Multichannel
  • Virtual Machine Multi-Queue (VMMQ)
  • vRSS on VMQ Capable NICs
  • Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • SDN Requirements and Usage Scenarios
  • Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) with NVGRE
  • Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) with VXLAN
  • Software Load Balancer (SLB)
  • Windows Server Gateways
  • Distributed Firewall Policies and Network Security
  • Exercise: Creating a High-performance Network
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