SCVMM TP3: Convert a standard switch to logical switch

November 6, 2015 at 9:54 am in Microsoft, Private Cloud, SCVMM, System Center by Florent

During my lab migration to WS 2016 TP3 and System Center TP3, I discovered a new functionality of SCVMM. This one will convert your standard switch to a logical switch. This is very interesting because if you do this manually, you will change the switch used by each VM manually and so on.

The first step is to have your logical networks ready:

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After, get the information of the standard switch. You must use the same name for your logical switch that the standard switch and the bandwidth mode must be the same:

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It’s now time to create your new logical switch. Give the name that you got before and choose if the switch is currently using teaming or not:

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Change the bandwidth mode to the value that you got before:

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In Extensions part, keep the default value. In the Virtual Port part, adapt for your configuration:

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In the Uplinks part, create a new Uplink profile and adapt the load balancing mode and the teaming mode to the same that your current teaming configuration. If you don’t have a teaming, you can configure as you want. I also created 3 virtual network adapter with my 3 logical networks:

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When the creation is done, go to your Hyper-V configuration. In the Hardware, check all networks that you provide in your uplink profil:

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Validate and go back to your host configuration. In the Virtual Switches part, you can now select the Convert to Logical Switch option:

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Click on it. On the new window, select the logical switch and the uplink that you want to use:

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After few seconds, your virtual network is converted:

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It’s now time to convert all of your standard switches to logical switches Sourire