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Hi all,

 

Could anyone point me to, or document the virtual networking setup in Hyper-V 2008 R2 that is suggested to make WHS2011 function on the platform? I have two Nics on my Hyper-V 2008 R2 machine. I won't waste your time with the issues I'm having, the fact is I don't know the right way to configure this.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Many thanks! I've been through the documents and configured the connections as I would expect. I am still having the same issues. My VMs that run WHSv1 and WHS2011 are available... what i can't seem to get around is my network doesn't seem to find the Hyper-V machine itself that hosts the WHSv1 and WHS2011 VMs. Is this something simple that I'm missing to access the host actual machine that runs the WHS VMs? Does that make sense?

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You do have two NIC's in the host, right? One for the host and one for the VM's. The networking stack in Hyper V is much more simple that VMWare but VMWare is a lot more foregiving.

 

One test for your VM's is to make sure they can ping other resources on the LAN and verify everyone is in the same subnet.

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Many thanks! I've been through the documents and configured the connections as I would expect. I am still having the same issues. My VMs that run WHSv1 and WHS2011 are available... what i can't seem to get around is my network doesn't seem to find the Hyper-V machine itself that hosts the WHSv1 and WHS2011 VMs. Is this something simple that I'm missing to access the host actual machine that runs the WHS VMs? Does that make sense?

 

I had the same problem. "computer browser service" is disabled in 2008 R2 by default. Set that to service to start automatically and you should be able to see the 2008 R2 Host on the network. I'm not sure the reason it is disabled by default...(possible security?) Maybe someone else can chime in on that.

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I had the same problem. "computer browser service" is disabled in 2008 R2 by default. Set that to service to start automatically and you should be able to see the 2008 R2 Host on the network. I'm not sure the reason it is disabled by default...(possible security?) Maybe someone else can chime in on that.

 

I didn't have to start that service, or any other service for that matter.

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I'd look at initial subnet created for the virtual NIC. Log into the VM's and see if you can ping other resources. If not, check the NIC setup and firewall rules then start looking at services.

 

Just my .02

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As per jmwills, I think the first step is to ensure full network compatibility. Ensure that the VM subnet is the same as the host computer's. If they aren't, they'll never see each other. Until you get the issue resolved, turn off all the firewalls and disable all anti-virus (just don't go to the web while this is all disabled). Once you have it working, start re-enabling everything, checking after each one to ensure everything is still working. In this situation, PING is your best friend :)

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