Windows Server Hyper-V setup and configuration guide

Last modified: Friday December 1st, 2023

The following article describes how you can use additional single IPs conjunction with Hyper-V for virtual machines.

With Hyper-V. you can only do this can by using virtual MAC addresses. You can get a MAC address for each additional single IP in the client’s area.

Roles and Features

The required roles and features are:

  • Hyper-V and management

You can install these with the Server Manager using the Add Roles and Features.

During the installation of Hyper-V, you need to create a virtual switch with the physical network card.

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Creating a virtual switch

NOTE: This step is only necessary if, during the installation of Hyper-V, you have not already created a vSwitch.

  • Open the Hyper-V manager and, within the manager for virtual switches, add an external virtual switch and select the option Allow sharing this network adapter with the management operating system.
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Hyper-V

  • Create a new Generation 1 virtual machine.
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  • Via Settings, remove the automatically added network card.
  • Via Add Hardware, create a new legacy network card and connect it with the internal virtual switch.
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  • Under Advanced Features, statically enter the virtual MAC address.
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  • Start the virtual machine and test PXE boot.
    • If you properly configured everything, the PXE boot menu (blue logo) should now appear.
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