Wiki: Creating a Hyper-V test lab diagram

Wiki: Creating a Hyper-V test lab diagram

A Hyper-V test lab diagram is a visual portrayal of the configuration of virtual machines, virtual switches, and physical computers and switches for a specific test lab corresponding to a Test Lab Guide (TLG). Hyper-V test lab diagrams give the reader the layout of the resulting test lab so that the appropriate virtual components can be built in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and connected to physical components.

Here is an example Hyper-V test lab diagram (click on it to see a larger version):

This article describes the process for creating and publishing a Hyper-V test lab diagram.

End-to-end process for creating and publishing a Hyper-V test lab diagram

  1. Make a list of the computers and subnets that are needed for your diagram and their titles.
  2. Create a Hyper-V test lab diagram using the graphical program or app of your choice, indicating the set of virtual machines, virtual switches, physical computers, and physical switches and their connections. If you are adding a Hyper-V test lab diagram to a TechNet Wiki page, ensure that your graphical program can export the diagram to a PNG, GIF, or JPG file (needed for inserting a graphic in a TechNet Wiki article). If you use PowerPoint, you can use the HyperVConfigArticleDiagrams.PPTX file in the Test Lab Guide (TLG) Content Creation Kit as a starting point. If you use Visio, you can also use the set of icons in the New Office Visio Stencil.
  3. Verify that your Hyper-V test lab diagram contains all of the necessary virtual machines, virtual switches, physical computers, and physical switches, including their names and connections. Show it to someone else to see if the Hyper-V configuration makes sense and the connections are clear.
  4. If needed for including in a TechNet Wiki article, create a PNG, GIF, or JPG version of the diagram.
  5. Add your Hyper-V test lab diagram to your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V test lab configuration article or white paper.

See the following topic for an example of a Hyper-V test lab diagram:

For more information, see Wiki: Creating and publishing Test Lab Guide content.

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