"Andrew Staley" <not@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I'm in the process of setting up my 1st VM solution as part of our new
> network build. The server that I'm using to carry out my testing has dual
> Ethernet ports, one assigned to the DC (Host) and the other assigned to
> the guest VM.
> I've gone into HyperV and assigned the spare Ethernet port to my VM, which
> then creates the virtual port which has a fixed IP assigned to it. I then
> also have to assign an IP to the VM, is this right or am I doing something
> wrong? Seems that I'm using two IP addresses for no particular reason?
> Thanks in advance, AStaley.
If this is your first attempt, you are not off to a good start. Running AD
in the parent partition is not something I would do. The recommendation is
to run the Hyper-V role ONLY on the machine you use to host your vms.
The NIC that is used by the vms does not require a IP address on the
host/parent partition. Each vm has its own NIC with its own MAC address and
its own IP.
Read this extract from Ben's blog to understand what happens when you
create a virtual switch/network. http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy...h-hyper-v.aspx