What settings should be used for network cards on Hyper-V?

Article #: Product Castle
KB-151 Networking None

Summary

What settings should be used for network cards on Hyper-V?

Problem

Incorrect network settings on Hyper-V may lead to network performance issues, such as a new network interface being detected every boot. This in turn will cause a "hardware missing" warning in the Smoothwall web interface after the instance is powered up.

Solution

This problem is caused by the network card being set to Dynamic. Every time the Smoothwall is powered on, a new mac address is generated for the network card. This means that the Smoothwall will see the network card as being 'new', and will not apply your configured settings to it.

Smoothwall Ideal network adaptor configuration in Hyper-V is as follows:

Network Adaptor Type; Network Adaptor (Do not use Legacy)

Mac Address Assignment:

- Static

- Enable Spoofing

Attribution:

Last updated: Author: Contributions by:
23 August 2017 Jason Holdstock