MS Server 2012 Hyper-V 1 Physical NIC 2 Public IPs Virtual Switch Configuration

Posted on 2013-11-30
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Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hi there,

I have only 1 physical NIC, 1 host (MS Server 2012) and 1 Virtual machine (Hyper-V) running on the host. The host and the VM should be reachable form outside under their public IP.
How do I have to configure the virtual switch (extern, intern or private). Where do I assign the 2 public IP addresses to (physical NIC on host - both or on the physical NIC one and within the VM the other one?)



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create a switch type external, connect the VM to that switch and in this case you can assign IPs
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by:Ram Balachandran
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1) The host physical adapter needs to be configured to route through a virtual switch, and IP details must be assigned properly to the physical adapter.
2) The virtual switch that Hyper-V sets up needs to be configured properly.
3) The Hyper-V "Virtual Network Manager" needs to have the virtual adapters set up properly so that you can assign virtual network cards to the guest operating systems.
4) The guest operating system then needs to have the static IP address assigned to the virtual network adapter.

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Ok I unerstand the setup of the Virtual switch.

Where do I assign the IP Adresses to:

Public IP 1 on Virtual NIC on the host and Public IP 2 on NIC within the VM. Or Both Public IPs to the Host Virtual NIC.

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Public IP 1 on Virtual NIC on the host and Public IP 2 on NIC within the VM

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Thanks busbar and ram_kerala!
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I am not sure why he got all the points...

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Sorry husbar clicked the wrong button - wanted to split the points!

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