Adding Virtual Switch to HyperV VM

matmos
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Installed HyperV Manager on Server 2012R2 . Have created a VM into which I've installed Server 2012.

At present there are no virtual network switches in HyperV Manager so no connectivity for the VM.

If I add a Virtual Switch in HyperV Manager (External network) - at the point of clicking apply i have a
warning may lose network connectivity for a while and overwrite some  static settings.

This is a production server in a remote location so cannot risk losing connectivity to it . Is this a generic message
I can ignore ? Thank you.



HyperV Virtual Switch Manager with warning message
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Commented:
this is normal ... when you apply it'll create a virtual network adapter on the server.

mostly there will be no issue... better once update ethernet adapter is uptodate as a precautionary measure. .

all the best

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Commented:
Thank you - so I have selected apply and the virtual switch is added, when I start the VM it still shows no connectivity but now a HyperV virtual switch is listed under network adaptors . Maybe I will post this as a new question as this was not my initial query.

Commented:
connect this network adapter to that VM and if static ip assign an ip

all the best

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Commented:
I had to set the VM to use the VIrtual adaptor just created - all fine now thank you.

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Thank you for quick response.

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