May
10
2015

How to make a virtual switch in Windows 10

This post helps you create a virtual switch in Windows 10. A virtual switch is used to enable the virtual machines to communicate with your physical network. A Virtual switch is mandatory for any Virtual Machine to communicate with the network, so it’s a bridge between your VM & Network. Below are the steps to create a network switch.

  • Open up the Hyper-V manager
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  • Type Hyper-V manager in the start screen | Start menu
  • Now, Click on the server name on the Left hand side pane
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  • Then, Click on Virtual Switch Manager
  • Now, Click on New Virtual network switch
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  • Click on External
  • Click on Create Virtual Switch
  • Now, Give a name to your switch
  • Click on Apply
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  • You will get a notification like the one shown below
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  • Click on Yes
  • Changes will be applied
  • To check whether your virtual switch is working or not,
  • Right Click, the Network icon in your taskbar
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  • Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
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  • You should see the name of your virtual switch listed here.

 

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Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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