Server 2012 Hyper V VM not network connectivity, can't ping

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  • I just installed Windows Server 2012 on a spare machine which has dual intel NIC's I have installed Hyper V and set up a virtual network with one of the NIC's. I then set up and installed Free NAS 8 as a VM I had to give the VM a legacy network adapter as Free NAS does not support the default adapter. So this is where I'm stuck the VM is getting an IP address from my router as I can see the lease on my routers list but I am unable to access Free NAS's web GUI or even ping it's IP address. What am I missing? the only reason I'm running it in a VM is to get familiar with the GUI while I'm waiting on my disks to arrive before I set up a 12TB NAS. But now I want to figure out why it's not working. Thanks for the help.

    Monday, February 11, 2013 6:18 PM

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  • Hi, there's a problem even with legacy network adapter. I was solving this issue last week and seems it's working for me.

    You have to bring network adapter down, then up and then it is going to get the IP. So from console use shell and use these:

    ifconfig de0 down
    ifconfig de0 up

    To do it automatically, see this thread and use the above commands

    Hope this helps


    Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:40 PM
  • Did you open the Firewall app on the server and either disable the firewall while domain joined, or create exceptions for the activities you need to do?
    Sunday, April 07, 2013 12:12 AM
  • suicidegybe:

    I agree with mrandrewscz. I was going to mark his post as "Propose as Answer," however, you did not post your question as a question, rather just as a "discussion." Please change the thread type to a "Question."


    In addition, after researching it, apparently this issue is actually a Free NAS 8 and Hyper-V incompatibility issue. Here's a similar recommendation as mrandrewcz suggested, however there are a few additional steps:

    Thread: Hyper-V & Freenas 8
    "Seems FreeNAS8 and Hyper-V are not 100% compatible."


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    Monday, April 08, 2013 7:35 AM