Lost in Server 08 and Hyper-V Network Configurations
Posted on 2009-05-13
I am in the process of trying to virutalize my servers at my main office and branch office and I am having difficulty in getting the whole setup running properly. Here is what I'm trying to do:
Server 1 (Main Office): 4 virtual servers and two network cards
Server 2 (Branch): 3 virtual servers and one network card
I have been trying to configure the networking on each of the boxes but I consistently get the connection dropped where I can't get to my DNS servers or out to the internet. I'm very new to virtualization and I am having difficulty wrapping my brain around it. By my understanding for best practice, I need to set the IP address on the Virtual Adapters and leave the physical NIC's untouched. I created one virtual adapter on each of the host machines and tied the VM NIC's to one of the physical NIC's on the main office server. I left the second NIC static for management of the box only. The other server with one NIC, everything is tied together. The server with two NIC's seems to be getting along alright but the server with one NIC is fighting me, where am I going wrong with this configuration?
Many thanks in advance for the help and cheers!