I'm not 100% sure what the best practice is for Hyper V switches

Posted on 2014-08-27
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I'm running a few Hyper-V servers with four on-board NICs and I've configured each one with its own virtual switch assigned to a dedicated NIC and VM; we won't be adding more VM's and the Hyper-V management is allowed on all NICs because I can't spare a NIC just for management, one of the NIC's has a static IP in case

There are no iSCSI or SAN devices.

Is this an acceptable setup or should the 4 NICs be teamed and shared on one or more Virtual Switches?

thank you,
Question by:TopCat-007
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    Your current solution is acceptable, although I'd only share one of the NICs with the management OS. Preferably the one that'll see the least traffic from VMs.

    Your proposed solution is also acceptable.

    Each has unique pros and cons, so which one you choose is a personal choice to meet your needs. I can't say "definitely do this."

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