In this blog post, we’ll show you How to connect host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V. This is a handy tip if you need to troubleshoot or transfer files between machines. Let’s get started!
How to connect host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V:
In order to connect your host machine to a virtual machine in Hyper-V, you’ll need to use a tool called an “external switch”. This will enable your host machine to communicate with the virtual machine as if it were on a physical network.
There are two ways to set up an external switch:
- Using the Hyper-V Manager GUI
- Using PowerShell commands
If you’re using the Hyper-V Manager GUI, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Hyper-V Manager and select the host machine that you want to connect to a virtual machine.
- In the left pane, select “External switches”.
- In the right pane, click on “New external switch”.
- Enter a name for the switch and select the type of connection that you want to use (Ethernet or Wi-Fi).
- Click “OK” to create the switch.
- Once the switch has been created, right-click on it and select “Properties”.
- In the Properties window, select the “Enable virtual LAN identification” checkbox. This will allow your host machine to communicate with the virtual machine as if they’re on the same physical network.
Prerequisites for connecting host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V
To connect a virtual machine to a virtual private network, you must have the following:
- A physical computer that is running Hyper-V and that has at least two network adapters installed. The first network adapter is connected to the network that you want to connect the virtual machine to, and the second network adapter is connected to the network that the virtual machine will use as its own internal network.
- A virtual machine that is running on the physical computer. The virtual machine must be configured to use a private network.
- A virtual private network server that is running on the physical computer. The VPN server can be configured to use either a public or a private network.
Configuring Hyper-V to connect host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V
- In order to connect your host machine to a virtual machine in Hyper-V, you need to configure the Hyper-V settings. To do this, open the Hyper-V Manager and click on the “Hyper-V Settings” option in the left pane.
- Click on the “Virtual Network Manager” option in the middle pane. This will open the Virtual Network Manager window.
- In the Virtual Network Manager window, select the virtual network that you want to connect to your host machine. Click on the “Edit” button.
- In the Edit Virtual Network Settings window, select the “Enable NAT” checkbox and click on the “OK” button.
- Once you have configured the Hyper-V settings, you can connect to your virtual machine by clicking on the “Connect” button in the middle pane of the Hyper-V Manager.
How to connect host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V, 2 ways:
By connecting your host machine to a virtual machine, you will be able to access the files and applications on the virtual machine just as if you were using the physical machine.
There are two ways to connect to a virtual machine in Hyper-V:
- Using the console
- Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
Let’s take a look at both methods.
Method 1: Connecting to the Virtual Machine Using the Console
To connect to a virtual machine using the console, follow these steps:
- On your host machine, open the Hyper-V Manager. You can find it by searching for “Hyper-V” in the Start menu.
- In the list of servers on the left, select the server on which the virtual machine is running.
- In the list of virtual machines, select the virtual machine that you want to connect to and click Connect in the Actions pane on the right.
- In the window that appears, select Use an account so that you can enter your credentials and click OK.
Using Remote Desktop
Microsoft’s Remote Desktop allows you to take control of another Windows 10 computer over the internet.
This can be useful if you’re trying to help a friend or family member with something on their PC, or if you need access to your own computer while you’re away from home.
To use Remote Desktop, both PCs must be running Windows 10. Your PC must also have the Remote Desktop feature enabled In order to connect to a PC that has Remote Desktop turned on, you’ll need that PC’s IP address or hostname.
Using a VPN
A VPN (virtual private network) is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together.
The VPN uses “virtual” connections routed through the Internet from the business’s private network or a third-party service provider.
Rather than using a dedicated, real-world connection, such as leased line, a VPN uses “virtual” connections that are composed of digital links from the user’s computer to remote VPN servers.
Much like a firebreak in a forest, these digital links ensure that data on the private network can never spill out onto the public network.
Any traffic that hits the VPN server is first authenticated and then directed back to the private LAN. This technique not only provides secure communications – it also offers cheaper alternatives to traditional WAN technologies by making better use of existing broadband connections and eliminating long-distance tolls.
If you want to connect your host machine to your virtual machine using SSH, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- On your host machine, open the Hyper-V Manager.
- Right-click on the virtual machine that you want to connect to and select Settings.
- In the settings window, go to the Network Adapter section and select Enable network adapter.
- In the same settings window, go to the Security section and check Allow incoming remote connections to this computer.
- Now, on your virtual machine, open the Start Menu and search for “SSH Server”. Select “OpenSSH Server” from the results.
- Once OpenSSH Server is installed, open the Start Menu again and search for “Services”. Select “Services” from the results.
- In Services, look for “OpenSSH Authorization Agent” and make sure that it is running. If it is not running, start it by right-clicking on it and selecting Start service.
- Now that everything is set up, you can SSH into your virtual machine from your host machine by opening a terminal and typing:
ssh [username]@[ip address of virtual machine].
In conclusion, connecting your host machine to a virtual machine in Hyper-V is a relatively simple process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to understand how to connect host machine to virtual machine in Hyper-V without any problems.