Creating a NIC Team and Virtual Adapters under Windows for Hyper-V in a VPR2.0

This tutorial will explain how to create a bond interface, and virtual switches in a VPR2.0 Network.

Bonding or NIC Teaming is when you use both physical NICs to create a logical interface.

This allows us to have redundancy in case one of the NICs fail.

For more information on NIC Teaming, see the official Microsoft Documentation.

Requirements:

  • Hyper-V must already be installed on the host
  • You must have a KVM over IP or IPMI since we will completely reconfigure the network of the host
  • Your server must be in a VPR 2.0 Network

Here are the steps:

Step 1 - Creating the Team interface

*** This step must be performed from a KVM over IP or IPMI ***

  • Open Server Manager and go to Local Server
  • In NIC Teaming, click Disabled

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  • Under TEAMS, click on TASKS, and click New Team

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  • Select both interfaces
    Make sure the properties are as follows:

Teaming Mode: LACP
Load Balancing Mode: Dynamic

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Results:

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Step 2 - Creating the Hyper-V Virtual Switch

  • Open up Hyper-V Manager and under actions, select Virtual Switch Manager
  • Create a new External Switch, give it the name vSwitch
  • Make sure that under External Network, the new Team Interface is selected

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Step 3 - Creating Virtual Adapters

  • Open up powershell and type the following to create a Virtual Adapters using our newly created vSwitch (create one for WAN and one for LAN)
Add-VMNetworkAdapter -ManagementOS -Name "Lan" -SwitchName "vSwitch"
Add-VMNetworkAdapter -ManagementOS -Name "Wan" -SwitchName "vSwitch"

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  • Tag the provided VLAN on the LAN interface ONLY
Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan -ManagementOS -VMNetworkAdapterName "LAN" -Access -VlanId 100

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  • We can now reconfigure the IPs of each subnet on each Virtual Adapters

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 Congratulations, you now have a functioning Hyper-V Host running with the network configuration of a VPR 2.0

 

 

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