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How to create a multiple Hyper-V VM's with networking RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking forward to create a server farm (around three to four VM's) on Hyper-V. I have created a base Hyper-V machine with Windows 2008 R2 on it , I used a technet article to create that VM (sorry dont remember the url of that article , it was typical technet step by step guide). Now what I really need guidance in is how to create a basic network among the VM's. It will encourage if some simple pointers can be provided for this. I really dont want advance setup at this momment , however will need Host OS internet connection to be aviable in Guest VM. 

    Following is some of basic  hardware/software setup I have , in case more information is required , do let me know.


    Software
    Guest OS on VM : Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
    Host OS on Physical Machine: Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
     

    Hardware
    NIC : Single NIC Card
    Processors: 2 
    RAM: 12GB


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    Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:26 AM

All replies

  • First you  will need to install the Hyper V manager to your client desktop.  
    Here is a link which I found useful today

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753637(WS.10).aspx


     Just be carefull on creating the Virtual Machine Network Adapter and binding it to the current nic.  When I tried to do this it did not allow me to connect back to my server and now I don't know how to undo what I did.  But that is another story.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181(WS.10).aspx
    Found this article for Hyper-V Clustering for failover also

    also for NICs I found John Howards advice and am implementing additional NICs for the Cluster.

    http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/default.aspx

    • Edited by WorkerBee09 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:07 PM added other hyper links
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:02 PM
  • With only 1 nic, it would be configure like below:

    Making sure that you tick the highlighted box.

    Then on the virtual machines select the External network.

     

     


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