John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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Shared Networking (NAT) workaround in Virtual Server 2005

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Following the Virtual Server technical overview event I presented in Manchester yesterday evening, I was asked about Shared Networking (NAT) which is present in Virtual PC 2004, but not in Virtual Server 2005 and whether there was a way to provide this through an alternate mechanism. Here's the answer:

Add a loopback adapter to the host (KB article link) and create a new virtual network under Virtual Server administration bound to the new adapter. You then enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the host NIC connected to the physical network.

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  • I've been working today on setting up a Virtual Server configuration for my presentation on Continuous Integration at the next Code Camp. With VPC, it was straightforward to get connectivity between the virtual PC and the host. But, I couldn't...

  • I've been working today on setting up a Virtual Server configuration for my presentation on Continuous Integration at the next Code Camp. With VPC, it was straightforward to get connectivity between the virtual PC and the host. But, I couldn't...

  • Ivan, sent me this question
    Is it possible to have special channel between virtual machines? For example,...