Assigning correct external NIC to Hyper-V virtual networks
Posted on 2010-09-22
I am trying to figure out a reliable way of assigning my Hyper-V virtual networks to the correct external interface. I have a Dell R710 with 8 Broadcom interfaces. My challenge is that when I create a new virtual network and assign it to an external interface, my options are "Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client)" - "Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) #8", which isn't too helpful since that's not how the interfaces show up from within the parent partition. I have things like "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 11:"
My methodology so far has been guess and check. It doesn't help that I have no idea how Hyper-V is identifying the ports. From what I can tell, LOM ports 3 and 4 are 7 and 8 to Hyper-V, but I don't know which PCI-X NIC is 1 & 2 vs 3 & 4, and on a single NIC I don't know which port is first and which one is second.
All of my virtual networks conenct to an external interface. Only 1 virtual network is shared with the management operating system.