Step by Step Guide to Configure Windows Hyper-V Virtual Network

1. Install Windows Server Hyper-V Role

2. Network Settings Before Install Hyper-V Virtual Network

1) Open Network Connections

Windows Server 2008 Start > Settings > Network Connections.
There is a 'Local Area Connection' network. It is a physical network adapter for Hyper-V Virtual Network.

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2) Open Properties of Local Area Connection

Right click 'Local Area Connection' and select 'Properties'.

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2) Open Properties of 'Internet Protocol Version 4TCP/IPv4)'

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)' and select 'Properties'.

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3. Configure Windows Hyper-V Virtual Network

1) Open Windows Hyper-V Manager

Windows Server 2008 Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager.

2) Open Virtual Network Manager

Click "Virtual Network Manager..." in the right side "Actions" panel.

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3) Add a New Virtual Network

Select 'External' and click 'Add'.

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4) Set Virtual Network

  1. Input the New Virtual Network
  2. Select correct physical network adapter for Hyper-V Virtual Network
  3. Click OK

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5) Apply Networking Changes

There will have a new warning window. Click 'Yes' to apply the changes

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Note:
The network may be disconnected if you use a static IP. Please re-config the 'Local Area Connection 4' as the old Local Area Connection.

4. Network Settings After Install Hyper-V Virtual Network

1) Open Network Connections

Windows Server 2008 Start > Settings > Network Connections.
There is a new 'Local Area Connection 4' network. It is the External Virtual Network that has been created.

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2) Open Properties of 'Local Area Connection'

Right click 'Local Area Connection' and select 'Properties'.
There is only 'Microsoft Virtual Network Switch Protocol' enabled after installed External Virtual Network.

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3) Open Properties of 'Local Area Connection 4'

Right click 'Local Area Connection4' and select 'Properties'.
It will have the same settings to the Local Area Connection's old settings

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4) Open Properties of 'Internet Protocol Version 4TCP/IPv4)'

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)' and select 'Properties'.

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