Hyper-V network config?

When setting up the network connections on the server onto which the server 2008 r2 hyper-v role is to be installed, what should the TCP/IP v4 settings be for the 2 network adaptors that I will be using?  

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John
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PlusITCommented:
Depends on what you want tbh, i mostly use bridging.  

This explains it very good: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2008/01/08/understanding-networking-with-hyper-v.aspx
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Apart from the article provided by PlusIT, following will give you a good understanding too :

http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php/Understanding_and_Configuring_Hyper-V_Virtual_Networks

As you have two physical NICs, you can :

a) If you are planning to setup quite a few vms and anticipate high traffic on VMs, then you can leave one of the NICs as is, meaning assign it a Local static IP from your LAN Subnet so you can access and manage your Hyper-V Host separately, then once you have the Hyper-V Role installed, create a virtual network and then use the 2nd available nic for the virtual network.

If the virtual network you create is of type "External" then you would assign static / dynamic ips to your VMs not to the NIC which was binded with the External Network of Hyper-V.

Hope that clears / explains for you or let me know.
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geocleojohnAuthor Commented:
Both of you were very helpful.  My Hyper-V server is now working and all hosts communicating.
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