Windows Server 2012 – CDN (Consistent Device Naming)

Windows Server 8

There is a new feature coming with Windows Server 8 called Consistent Device Naming (CDN) which should make life in the datacenter a lot easier.

CDN

It allows to hardware vendors to consistently name NICs in the BIOS which means the Windows Server 8 can read this information and name NICs the same.

That means that the name of the NICs on the chassis can be the same name on the NICs in the OS.

CDN Consistent Device Naming

If you have ever worked with Hyper-V Clusters you are going love this feature.