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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V VLANs

Applies to the "Configure Hyper-V" objective of Exam 70-417.

Q: A company's administrator is planning the virtualization of eight network-services servers using Windows Server 2012.

Which of the following Hyper-V virtual switch function would allow the administrator to set up a specific VM as a virtual appliance, and then direct traffic from various VLANs to that VM in Windows Server 2012?

  1. Trunk mode to a VM
  2. Port ACLs
  3. DHCP Guard protection
  4. Isolated (private) VLAN

Answer and explanation are below.


Answer is A. Trunk mode to a VM enables administrators to set up a specific VM as a virtual appliance, and then direct traffic from various VLANs to that VM.

Quick Tip: The Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan cmdlet configures virtual LAN settings for the traffic through a virtual network adapter. Access, Trunk, Private VLAN (isolated, community, or promiscuous), and untagged, are mutually exclusive.

References:

Bonus Question: Inter-site replication for Active Directory Domain Services Domain Controller servers occurs how often? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last time: ARP/ND Poisoning (spoofing) protection is an important function of the Hyper-V Virtual Switch found in Windows Server 2012.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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