VXlan in HyperV RRS feed

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  • Hi!

    It has been announced that VXlan will be supported for network virtualisation for windows server 2016. That's great! We can't wait to tinker with that and integrate it with our architecture. Curently, we are using Server 2016 TP5 in our test environment. I was looking in VMM for a way to change the encapsulation protocol from GRE to VXlan, but I can't seem to find it. Is it available yet? If so, how can I use VXLan instead of GRE? If not, will it only be available in the final product?

    Thank you!

    • Moved by BrianEhMVP Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:40 PM
    Monday, May 30, 2016 5:33 PM

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  • Hi Alexis,

    Yes, we do support VXLAN Encapsulation in our new Software Defined Network (SDN) Stack with Windows Server and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016. In fact, VXLAN is the default encapsulation type. There is currently no UI surface through which to change the encapsulation for a virtual network. 

    More details on SDN and VMM-based deployments can be found at these links:

    Deploy a Network Controller using VMM

    Deploy a Software Load Balancer using VMM

    Deploy a RAS Gateway using VMM

    SDN planning doc (will be referred to from both SDN Express scripts and VMM guides)

    Plan a Software Defined Network Infrastructure

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:43 PM
  • Thanks for the links, but are they accessible from the internet? I can't seem to reach them. 

    Also do you know how I could switch to VXlan? I've done a virtual network, without a network controller, and the protocol I was sniffing was Gre. Where could I find the command to switch the protocol?

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:34 PM
  • Hi there. I have exactly the same questions as Alexis. 
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 7:30 AM
  • If you use your favorite search engine to search for the text of each of the posted links, instead of trying to use the link itself, you will find the articles on TechNet.  The (overzealous) Microsoft person posted links to Microsoft-internal sites.

    For example, the first link can be found at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center-docs/vmm/manage/deploy-a-network-controller-using-vmm



    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Monday, September 19, 2016 12:44 PM
  • Hi There,

    I am using System Center 2016 - VMM to deploy SDN on to 2016 hosts and guests. When I setup tenant networks I am not seeing VXLAN encapsulation. I am seeing only GRE Encapsulation. What could be issue? VXLAN is supposed to be default. Why am I not seeing VXLAN packets instead of GRE packets.



    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:34 PM
  • Yu might want to take your questions on VMM configuration to a VMM forum.  Here is a link to the general forum for VMM - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=virtualmachinemanager

    This forum is basically 'dead', as it has been replaced by the Windows Server General forum.  And, since that is for general system administration questions on Windows Server, and your question is about configuration within VMM, you will find more VMM experts in a VMM forum.


    Thursday, June 29, 2017 1:18 PM