I have a windows server 2008 box, with dual onboard nic's.
Both were setup with dhcp, that was reserved via the linksys router.
The first nic was reserved with our baseline IP address .145
The Other nic, was being used as the network bridge for the several virtual hosts that were installed on the server via Sun Virtual Box.
Sunday night I encountered several errors while trying to make some adjustments.
As of Late Sunday night connection went out, and essentially I had to rebuild the setup, however I'm running into some issues.
1st connectivity seems flakey. And I cannot ping the baseline IP address .145. I am pretty sure that I am forgetting a setting, or have failed to do something here but cannot for the life of me figure it out.
2nd when I attempt to bridge the virtual adapter connections to the 2nd LAN connection as I did before the 1st connection taps out, and goes to 'local only'. I read that this is because of Windows itself?
I guess my question is, where/how would I set up the primary nic to be the baseline ip .145 again from within a firewall. And then route the additional traffic to the other nic?
***We have comcast business with a brick of 5 IP addresses, .145-.150 respectively. The comcast modem goes to our router (a Linksys) that then controls DHCP, etc. in the dhcp settings of the router I have reserved a mac address/internal ip to each of the servers on board nics (there are only the 2) and I have been using one to one NAT for the other IP addresses in the brick. Which usually correspond to one of several virtual hosts.***
I'm trying to narrow down the variables and either rule out operator error, bad settings, or physical damage.