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Using 2 NICS with Virtual Server

Posted on 2007-03-26
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We are getting a new phone system that requires 3 seperate Windows 2003 servers.  Since we are a small company we try to save money where we can.  For this situation we thought we might be able to get by with 1 server running a few separate virtual machines.

After reading the voice mail system requirements I determined the only requirement that may give me grief is the requirement for two network cards.

Our server has two NICs, I am just unable to figure out how to get both listed on the virtual machine itself. I set up a test VM using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Windows 2003 Standard Edition w/ SP2.



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The virtual machines don't care how many NICs are in the host; after all, the point of a Virtual Server is to be independent of the actual hardware used in the host.
All you have to do is edit the properties of the virtual machine. You can add up to four (virtual) network cards for each VM.
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Ok that is good news for me.

Do you know how I do this with Virtual Server 2005?  I see where I can add a virtual network in the web interface, but it seems to only allow me to change the NIC, not add an additional one to be used.
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In the admin page, you should see your virtual machine. Hover over its name, and a pop-up menu will appear next to the triangle, choose "Edit Configuration". Click Network Adapters, add the NICs you need.
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Ok I am dumb.  I had the VM running when I tried this.  I guess you have to stop it first.  :)

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