System Center Technologies for SDN

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016

System Center includes the following technologies for use with Software Defined Networking (SDN):

System Center Operations Manager

System Center 2016 Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.

For more information, see Operations Manager.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

With System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you can:

  • Provision and manage virtual networks at scale.

  • Deploy and manage the SDN infrastructure, including network controllers, software load balancers, and gateways.

  • Define and control virtual network policies centrally and link them to your applications or workloads.

    When your workload is deployed or moved, the network configuration adjusts itself automatically. This is important because it removes the need for manual reconfiguration of network hardware, thereby reducing operational complexity while saving your valuable resources for higher-impact work.

  • Helps you to control traffic flow between virtual networks, including the ability to define guaranteed bandwidth for your critical applications and workloads.

For more information, see Set up a Software Defined Network (SDN) infrastructure in the VMM fabric.