Some people find templates helpful when creating Wiki articles. This one is intended to help those writing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V configuration articles for test labs based on test lab guides (TLGs). A Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration
article provides general guidance for setting up a specific test lab configuration on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server.
The following template includes configuration of the Corpnet subnet. If you need the Internet subnet or additional subnets, add steps and additional guidance. For examples, see
Hosting Test Lab Guide Environments in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
All of the Hyper-V configuration procedures are in
Procedures For Configuring Test Labs in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
This template is a work in progress, please add to it.
Feel free to copy/paste the template below into your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V configuration for a test lab Wiki article to help get you started. It is a best practice to leave an area that you cannot currently fill in blank. This way others can fill it
in if they have the information. This is called "stubbing" on the wiki.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V configuration article Template
The <name of the test lab, with link to a portal page if it exists> consists of <number> separate computers on the Corpnet
All computers are members of the corp.contoso.com Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain.
The following figure shows the <name> test lab.
<Add a figure showing the test lab computers connected to switches or hubs. See
New icon set for the latest SharePoint 2013 TLGs is now available for a PowerPoint file containing example test lab figures.>
This figure shows the computers and their connections using a hub or switch. You can implement this configuration using physical computers and a switch, virtual computers and a switch, 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 <test lab name> in Hyper-V on a single server as shown in the following figure (click on it for a larger version):
<Add a figure showing the configuration of test lab computers and virtual switches on a Hyper-V server. See Contributing
to TLGs Part 8: Creating a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article in the TechNet Wiki for a PowerPoint file containing example Hyper-V figures.>
The key elements of this configuration are the following:
To build out the <name of test environment> 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 information about additional TLGs for <product>, see <link to portal page>.
For the latest developments in the Test Lab Guides initiative, see the
Microsoft Test Lab Guides blog