I connected LAN cables to 2 ports on my Windows 2012 server. While setting up the Hyper-V role for the first time, I selected one of the (two) LAN cards, to use it for virtual switches. I plan to setup one VM, install Windows 2012 on it and then set it up as my primary domain controller.
Is all of the above, good practice? Is it okay to have those two LAN cards on the server, connected to my network at the same time?
The setup said that it is recommended to use one virtual ethernet card for VM virtual switches and to leave one ethernet card spare, for the physical host to use. I need to make sure that my network setup is okay, before setting up the VM.
I plan to assign a static IP to the VM, but not to the physical host.