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I have Hyper-V role installed on Windows server 2008 R2 installed on a machine with 32GB RAM and IBM System X3400 M3 Server. I created the Guest VM using the VHD that is already installed with Windows server 2003 SP2 using the Hyper-V manager tool.


The problem:

I cannot IP address of the host machine from VM, where host is connected to network where i can surf and do remote desktop very easily. Even the host machine cannot ping the VM.

From the VM i cannot surf , do not see any system in the network.

Cannot do Remote desktop with the VM guest hosted on Hyper-v.


Structure of my Network(Pls Note all the systems in our network are allocated Static IP including the HOST and the Guest VM):-

  1. HOST Machine


IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 
  1. GUEST Machine


IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Please help me with examples that includes creating VLAN with Static IPS.

Thanks, Mukesh

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How is virtual networking configured on the Hyper-V server? Make sure you have a virtual network defined as "external" and connected to the server's network card, and make also sure you connect the VM's virtual network card to this virtual network.

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Unfortunately, this doesn't come close to answering the question, and neither does the reference material. – Shaun Wilson Aug 10 '15 at 0:17

It sounds like your virtual switch may be misconfigured. Check out this article and verify your settings. If your host can't ping the VM, then you have some kind of switching/routing problem.

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