Hyper-V Training Lab (routers and switches)

Is it possible to add routers and switches in Hyper-V?  If yes, how can it be done?
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Svet PaperovConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Each Virtual network adapter that you create in Hyper-V Network Manager is actually unmanaged virtual switch.

For router, in a lap, I am using Vyatta – the free version can be found here: http://www.vyatta.org/
aa-denverConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Router:  DD-WRT is a linux based router that can be written into a Hyper-V VHD using physdiskwrite.  See this article:  http://daniel.sorlov.com/post/2013/06/05/Good-Hyper-V-router.aspx   You run it as an appliance with two virtual NICs attached and configure it to route from one NIC to the other.

Switches:  you can configure multiple switches in Hyper-V.  See this article as a starting point
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