Creating a Virtual Switch in Hyper-V

If we want to create virtual machines that have to communicate between them or have access to internet, we must create a virtual switch.

For this particular case, I want to create a internal virtual switch to allow the communication only between a group of VMs that will be connected to this switch. We can also create a external virtual switch if we want to connect directly to a network card.

At Hyper-V Manager window, click/select your computer on the left pane and then click on Virtual Switch Manager... on the right pane.

vSwitch1

Select Internal and click Create Virtual Switch

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Type a name for the new virtual switch, click OK and a new virtual switch will be created.

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