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May 15, 2013

Prepare LAB to install Exchange 15 on your Laptop

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 6:35 pm

will configure our laptop to run “LAB” environment and install Exchange 15 on it. The task will require Laptop with Windows 8 operation system and obviously decent CPU and memory , I have 8 GIG in my laptop and using build in Hyper-V.

  • Install windows 2012 Server ( To be domain controller )
  • Promote Windows 2012 to be first DC in the LAB forest/Domain
  • Install Windows 2012 , join to LAB Forest/Domain as member server
  • Install E15
  • Install Windows 2008 Host machine to be client PC

The end goal is to connect host PC ( windows 8 in my case ) to VM host Server running on Hyper-V . Once I am able to establish TCP/IP communication I will use RDP from my host PC to connect to my Virtual hosts ( Windows 2012 etc.)

  • Physical Host node ( Laptop)
  • Virtual Guest node ( VM hosts )

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STEP#1 Enable Hyper-V on Physical Host node

If you have not installed Hyper-V future yet go ahead and do it , Open PS and type control

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  • From control panel , turn Windows features on or off , tick the box says "hyper-V"

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Step#2 – Create Internal Switch on Hyper-V Management console

  • Open host PC , double click on Hyper-V management console

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  • Now we will Click on
  • Virtual Switch manager

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  • Select "Internal"
  • Click on "Create Virtual Switch"

Give it a name, I am using "internal Network Switch" here to make bit more sense and clear for those who might get confuse.

Remember the end goal is to have Physical host ( laptop) to put into same network as the Virtual guest so they can communicate as long as they have IP addresses from same network and connected to VM Switch.  (-:

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Step#3 – Configure the NIC on the host machine ( Physical)

Now if you go to Network connections window on the host PC you will see this adapter "vEthernet (Internal Switch ) " you can re-name this if you like , remember this is the NIC connected to Hyper-V virtual Switch

Now we will configure Static IP on the Virtual NIC which is connected to Virtual Internal Switch in the Hyper-V

Configure Static IP Address on the Virtual NIC presented to physical host

Un-tick register this connection in DNS in advance settings

IP: 192.168.1.101 /24

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Step#4 – Add a NIC on the Virtual guest machine and configure it

Now in my case I already have NIC configured for the Vm Host and I will add second NIC to communicate with Host PC NIC by using Hyper-V switch we have created earlier.

I will use fallowing Internal IP

IP: 192.168.1.100 /24

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Step#5 Test the configuration and RDP Access

Ping from Host to client

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Make sure RDP is allowed on the VM Host PC and try to access it and have fun with your LAB.

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

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