Network bridging with Hyper-V virtual switches

Azuresonance 1 Reputation point

I have two machines:

  1. A Hyper-V VM that runs Ubuntu 18.04, that runs on a Windows 10 host that has a Ethernet port and a WiFi card.
  2. An embedded development kit that only has a Ethernet port.

What I want to do is to connect the VM and the dev kit to the same LAN, and that LAN must have Internet access.

The solution I came up with is to connect the dev kit to my host's Ethernet port, then connect my host to the local WiFi, and then add a bridge between my WiFi card, Ethernet port and the Hyper-V virtual switch.

However, bridging with Hyper-V virtual switches does not seem to be possible.

Is there any other solutions?

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  1. Candy Luo 12,456 Reputation points

    Hi ,

    For Hyper-V network ,don't bridge the Virtual Switch adapter with any of the physical network adapters in the host. As Dave said, the correct way should be creating an external Virtual Switch.

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  2. Dave Patrick 330.7K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    Should be able to create an external vSwitch, then configure the guest to use this same vSwitch. Then plug both into the physical switch.

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