MultiTenant AD design utilizing VRFs RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are designing a multi tenant private cloud and consolidating several small data centers into 4 large data centers. Each of those smaller networks may or may not be on overlapping IP addressing space (IPV4). During our consolidation we will essentially be fork lifting those smaller data centers and putting them on their own VRFs. We were planning on implementing NAT between VRFs for connectivity. Our only hangup is our AD strategy. There are talks of consolidating all AD into a single forest, but if we cant NAT between domain controllers, or between trusted domains, what other options do we have? Does anyone out there have any ideas and or literature that can help? Any help at all would be appreciated.

    Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:36 AM


  • If you're planning for multi-tenancy, you would like to investigate the new features in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012.

    Network Virtualiazation will deal with the challenges related to networking in a multi-tenant environment, as well as many other features.

    I am posting from my mobile right now, but search for network virtualization on technet library.

    You would also add VMM 2012 SP1 to this scenario for managing this, and take care of the routing.

    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:51 AM