Virtual Machines in Hyper-V aren't getting IP Address

Posted on 2009-02-24
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I have a XP Pro which I installed on my Hyper-V server.  When I start the virtual machine, it doesn't receive an ip address.  Even when the network adapter and legacy adapter are installed.  I also see the virtual network adapter in my network connections.  In my virtual network manager I selected internal and also external.  But the problems remains.  How do I solve this?
Question by:cherrymo
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Philip Elder earned 1000 total points
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In Hyper-V Manager you need to make sure that your external network is bound to an existing NIC in the host OS. See attached.

On the host, you should see the Hyper-V Virtual Switch bound to that NIC. The host should no longer pull an IP address from that DHCP server at all. See attached.

After enabling the Hyper-V role, you bind your management NIC's IP address, Subnet, Gateway, and DNS statically. The other NICs for Hyper-V can be left alone pulling an address from your DHCP server.
Once you have Hyper-V updated, you can create an external network by running the Virtual Network Manager.
Once the Virtual Switch has bound itself to that NIC, your VMs that are given the External Network as their NIC should grab an address from whatever serves DHCP out there.


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