Windows Server Management (SRV), Cisco and Networking Infrastructure (INF)

TH15 Better Networking, More Net Gains: How Server 2012 Can Be Your Director of Protocol(s) (SRV & INF)

March 7th, 2013

2:45PM - 4:00PM

Level: Intermediate

Mark Minasi

IT Consultant, Author, Speaker


Whether on the wire or across the airwaves, you'll find a lot to like in how Windows Server 2012 helps you shuffle the bits around. But that's not all. IP networking's now covered from a command-line perspective, as is just about everything networking-related, with a pile of new PowerShell commands. In fact, you can glue together about seven of the new PowerShell commands and get a new-and-improved IPCONFIG, as you'll see in this talk.

But how to make it all work, and more specifically, what REALLY works and doesn't work so well? Find out in this clear examination of Win 8 networking with Mark Minasi!

Popular but expensive network tools like teamed NICs become downright cheap, DHCP gets one-click failover clustering (really!), a new IP address manager lets you track the IP addresses that your users work from, and DNSSEC finally becomes easy.

You will learn:

  • Understand how Windows brings NIC teaming to your network: where do you get failover, where do you get increased throughput?
  • Grasp how the new DHCP failover works under the hood so you can configure it best for your organization
  • See how to aggregate information from multiple new PowerShell tools to make monitoring your network easier