Connecting two physical Hyper-V servers together without seeing production network.
Posted on 2013-06-25
I'm looking to run a test domain on a separate subnet, so only the VM servers can see each other, and not see any other network.
I currently have 2 servers. Both running Windows Server 2012 DataCenter and both have Hyper-V Manager installed.
I have images of my DC and exchange server. I also created a fresh VM w/ Windows Server 2012(will use for exchange 2010 test migration)
Each Server has 1 NIC plugged into the production lan. I have the Hyper-V Virtual switch as external. Once I boot a server up in VM, I can set each one static and they see each other. but if I let dhcp takeover, the server try and move over to the production LAN. I currently don't have any VLANs configured on my physical switches, so I haven't enabled anything on the VM servers. how do i get the VM servers to default to the test domain? It seems if I use internal/private virtual switches, the VM on each physical server end up losing connectivity between each other.
Each server has 4 physical NICS, so i did try and setup a 2nd physical NIC w/ a static ip of the VM network, but i still couldn't get the VM serves to stay on the VM network.
What's the best way to set this up?