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Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:28 pm

If your running Hyper-V and you have VM-A in vlan 5, and VM-B also in vlan 5 and they need to talk does that traffic ever hit the switch? I would assume not... but you never know :-(

I am trying to figure out bandwidth needed for a hyper-v server and want to know if I can ignore traffic between VMs on the same vlan.
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Re: Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:48 pm

It stays on host, switched in the Hypervisor.
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Re: Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

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Re: Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:21 pm

same with VMware if a guest resides on the same host traffic is never switched beyond the host.
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Re: Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:22 pm

same with VMware if a guest resides on the same host traffic is never switched beyond the host... with a Dvs or Vswitch. Not sure if the 1000v offers any type of improvements.
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Re: Anyone know how Hyper-V handles layer 2 traffic?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:21 am

Thank you :-D
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