The Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab consists of up to five separate computers on two separate subnets:
The CLIENT1 computer can connect to either subnet. The following figure shows the base configuration test lab (click on it for a larger version).
This figure shows the computers and their connections to the subnets using a hub or switch. You can implement this configuration using physical computers and switches, virtual computers and switches, or a combination of physical and virtual components.
If you are using Windows Server 2012 and the Hyper-V server role for your virtualization solution, you can configure the base configuration in Hyper-V on a single server as shown in the following figure (click on it for a larger version):
The key elements of this configuration are the following:
See the following for a short overview of the configuration process.
To build out the Internet subnet in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, do the following:
For additional information about configuring test labs with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, see
Hosting Test Lab Guide environments in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
For more information, see
Test Lab Guides.
For the latest developments in the Test Lab Guides initiative, see the
Microsoft Test Lab Guides blog.