After the hosts are deployed and configured in VMM 2012, the cluster is created, you need to prepare another resource in the Fabric. – Networking.
In a nutshell, this is what we have to do:
1. Create a Logical Network in the Fabric
The next steps are to assign these logical networks to our cluster, and create an External Virtual Network.
We will have to repeat these steps for every server.
1. Navigate to a host group which contains some servers you want to link with this logical network
2. Select the ‘Hardware’ tab, and find the physical NIC that is actually connected to this logical network. I am using my management NIC in this example.
3. Move on to the ‘Virtual Networks’ tab, and Add a new virtual network. Make this an External network, and select the dedicated NIC for this network.
We will now assign the networks to our cluster
Your cluster is now ready to deploy VMs as far as networking concern. You can now connect your VMs to your logical and virtual networks, and assign IP configuration from the pool you created in this guide.