Friday, December 27, 2013

Server 2012 Hyper-V Free Changing Network Switch Command

Problem: You need to change your network interface/Switch on a VM from the Command line interface on your Server 2012 Hyper-V free console

Solution: Use the following powershell commands:

Note: you do not need to download or install any third party Powershell add-ons to perform these tasks.

In the Administrative window type in “Powershell.exe” and enter

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Now List your VM’s by typing “Get-VM”

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Now we will check its current “switch” by typing in “Get-VMNetworkAdapter”
which will then prompt you for the VMname or names you wish to query

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Now we will change its current “switch” to my switch named “HV VM TRAFFIC”  by typing in “Connect-VMNetworkAdapter –Switchname “HV VM TRAFFIC” which will then prompt you for the VMname or names you wish to change to this switch

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Now we will check its current “switch” by typing in “Get-VMNetworkAdapter”
which will then prompt you for the VMname or names you wish to query

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As you can see above the SwitchName is now “HV VM TRAFFIC”

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