I've got a Windows 11 PC running several Hyper-V VMs. There are multiple NICs on the PC, one of which is connected to the router, and I would like to have another NIC to provide a wired connection to my LAN for my other devices, i. e., I would like to turn my PC into an Ethernet switch.
I don't want an extra layer of NAT, so ICS is not an option. Here are my attempts:
- Network Bridge, which seemed not compatible with Hyper-V and caused a green (because of Windows Insider) screen.
- Open vSwitch for Windows, with both LBFO Teaming (according to the OVS documentation) and SET (as LBFO is deprecated), with which I successfully added the two NICs into a bridge, but no packets are forwarded between the NICs.
I believe this could be achieved with vSwitches, as it is competely feasible on Linux, but I'm stuck. Your help is appreciated.
Sorry for being so late to reply. I was preparing for an exam, after which I completely forgot about this.
I eventually gave up and set up an additional VM just to do networking, and everything worked just fine.
Well, maybe this is supposed to be done only in Windows Server. But still, thank you for helping.
Glad to hear, you're welcome.