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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V Extensible Switch Configuration

Applies to the "Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers" objective of Exam 70-417.

Q: A company's administrator needs to configure a Hyper-V Extensible Switch using Windows Server 2012 to allow for monitoring of all network traffic.

Which of the following should the administrator configure on the Hyper-V Extensible Switch?

  1. ARP poisoning and spoofing
  2. Port mirroring
  3. VLAN trunk mode support
  4. Protection against DHCP snooping


Answer and explanation are below.

Answer is B. With Hyper-V switch port mirroring, selected switch ports are monitored and a designated switch port receives copies of all traffic. This is often used for performance management, security analysis, and network diagnostics purposes.

Quick Tip: Like most of the new or enhanced features in Windows Server 2012, the Hyper-V Extensible Switch offers improved manageability by supporting Windows PowerShell and WMI for command-line automated scripting, and full event logging.


Bonus Question: What are the network requirements for Direct Access? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last time: Data Collector Sets contain three data types; Performance Counters, Event Trace Data, and System Configuration Information (Registry Key Values).

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