I have a Windows 2008R2 running Hyper-V. I have created a Windows Server 2012 Essentials virtual machine on my host.
My host has two physical NIC cards. A Intel 1000/100 and a Broadcom On-Board card. The host machine is a small Dell PowerEdge T100.
After I created the virtual machine, I created a virtual switch and set it to External mode. I am connected to the Internet on the host machine however I cannot connect to the Internet on the virtual machine. If I set the NIC on the virtual machine on DHCP I cannot get an IP. If I set it to static, I cannot ping or connect to the firewall.
I am sure my issues something to do with the virtual switch but I have never configured one before. This is my first attempt at Hyper-V. What are the steps to setting up a virtual switch?