How to setup virtual networks for Hyper-V server?

Posted on 2014-08-10
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
This is a newly-setup MS Windows 2012 R2 server. There are 2 NICs on it. My management want me to setup the Hyper-V, so as 2 more VMs are added in and housed in this physical server. How should I allocate the NICs? I know that one nic may have to be set aside for hyper-v management, is that correct? and the second NIC is means for VMs.

How should configure these 2 NICs? thanks,
Question by:MichaelBalack
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    It is recommended that one NIC be dedicated to management. But "required" isn't technically accurate.

    If you follow that recommendation, the rest is easy. You create a virtual switch and attach it to the other NIC. And then you create or edit the VMs so they have virtual adapters associated with your virtual switch.
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    Thanks Cliff, I dedicated nic1 for the hyper-v physical server with static IP. Later, I dedicated nic2 to a virtual switch0 EXTERNAL, and wow, everything works perfect.

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