I've been struggling with this for a few days now, I've got a Hyper-V host with one statically configured external IP address. There is no DHCP server or internal network to retrieve an IP. How do I assign VMs an internal IP and configure NAT using the hyper-v network manager and the networking tools in windows server 2008?
Right now, the FTP server is running windows server 2008 R2 Standard, and has hyper-v installed. The VM we have installed is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been stuck trying to figure out how to assign the VM an internal IP (preferably static) and perform NAT without a physical router to configure. This problem is made more challenging by the fact that I need to RDP into the server to make changes. A bad configuration change locks me out and requires a call to the datacenter to have them go unbork my configuration.
Do I need to create a second "external virtual network switch" and then use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share the connection from the first virtual switch?
Since adding a second external switch will interrupt my current connection, will I still be able to RDP into the host after it's created or will I require someone at the datacenter to go over and manually configure the static IP before I can access it again?
Thanks in advance.