How to identify the Virtual Adapter of the Management OS?
Posted on 2014-02-28
Environment: HyperV on Windows Server 2008
My understanding of how virtual network works is the following: when you create a External virtual switch in HyperV Manager, this virtual switch binds itself to the physical adapter of the server. When you configure this virtual switch, a virtual adapter is created on the Management OS and on All guest Virtual Machines. The Management OS and the Virtual Machines use their pertaining virtual adapter to communicate with the Virtual switch (which is bounded to the Physical NIC of the server) to communicate with the physical network. Please correct me if I am wrong.
In order for me to assign a static IP to my Virtual Machines, I will need to connect to the machine itself and configure its respective "virtual" adapter.
My question is, how can I identify the virtual adapter of the management OS to configure it statically?