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I can recommend a series that is currently being written on Hyper-V Networking Optimizations by the hand of Cristian Edwards who is Premier Field Engineer in Microsoft Virtualization at Microsoft.
Since Hyper-V R2 network optimizations were not only supported at the host level but also in the guest. If you roam the Internet you will see a lot of talk and confusion about whether to configure things like TCP Chimney Offload or when and how to configure Virtual Machine Queues (VMQ), Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Jumbo Frames.
I am very glad I found this great source and we might consider this the definitive guide to configuring the Hyper-V networking optimizations.
The combination of a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core installation, virtual switches and NIC drivers can be a pain in the ass. Most of the time the installation and configuration goes as expected, but sometime it goes horribly wrong. The tools in this blog can make your live a little bit easier. Not a lot
First of all a blog that rules. Hyper-V Error: Error Applying New Virtual Network Changes – Cannot bind to because it is already bound to another virtual network. I use this blog to breakdown and remove virtual switches that are there but aren’t.
The second tool is DEMANVIEW. This is an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer. I find this very useful because you get quick access to all your installed devices with the ability to uninstall, disable or enable them.
Third tool would be 5nine Manager for Hyper-V. Throw NVSPBIND out of the window, lets go graphical!
Last but not least an old skool tool called DEVCON. Very useful to detect hardware when you remove it with DEVMANVIEW.
Happy demolition and rebuilding!