Connecting virtual machines to separate physical networks

You can attach each virtual machine running under the same instance of  Virtual Server to a separate physical network and also isolate the virtual machine network traffic from the host, as follows: On the network adapters (NICs) to which you will attach your virtual machines, unbind all services except the Virtual Machine Network Service. Instructions…


Fixing network connectivity issues with Broadcom NICs

Virtual Server sometimes takes issue with Broadcom NICs. If you’re experiencing any connectivity problems, and you’re using a Broadcom NIC, turn off the Offload TCP Segmentation, Checksum Offload, and Large Send Offload settings for the NIC, as follows (all of these settings may not be available): In the Network Connections control panel, right-click the connection…


Sandboxing a virtual machine under Virtual PC

Michael asked the following question about sandboxing a virtual machine. I thought it might be of general interest, so decided to post the answer, which Ben Armstrong, our resident Virtual PC guru has provided (http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy). Question: I’d like to use a virtual machine as a sandbox which permits the user to do “ugly” things in…

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Virtual Server doesn’t recognize a host network adapter

When you add a network adapter to the host computer (including a Loopback adapter) the new adapter won’t appear as an option on the Network Properties page for any virtual network, so you won’t be able to connect a virtual network to it. To fix this problem, you need to enable the Virtual Machine Network Services driver on…

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