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How to Configure a Hyper-V Virtual Switch for Citrix Synchronizer Traffic


The Citrix Synchronizer utilizes Hyper-V to create, manage, and deploy virtual machines to end-user devices. While installing the Hyper-V Role, you created a virtual switch named Sync NIC. In this section, you will prepare the Sync NIC virtual switch to be used by the Citrix Synchronizer. Changing the Sync NIC’s virtual switch name to External Network does this. Once completed, you will also configure the Host NIC to be used exclusively for Windows traffic.

Learn More: Refer to the Hyper-V Virtual Switch Overview support article for more information.

The following defines how to configure Hyper-V networking for the Citrix Synchronizer:

Click the Start button and start typing Hyper-V. Windows will show you a list of all applications with Hyper-V in the name. Click the Hyper-V Manager item.

The Hyper-V Manager opens and you are brought to the local server’s properties screen. Click to select the Virtual Switch Manager link located in the Actions menu.

The Virtual Switch Manager opens and displays the list of currently configured Virtual Switches and Global Network Settings.

You notice there is the one Virtual Switch you created during Hyper-V installation. Click on it to reveal its settings.

The Virtual Switch Properties window is opened revealing the default settings. The first thing you need to do is change the name to External Network.

In the Name text box select all the current text and delete it.

Type External Network in the Name text box and verify it’s spelled correctly. If not, the Citrix Synchronizer will be unable to communicate with Hyper-V and fail.

Read the rest of the article here, How to Configure a Virtual Switch for Citrix Synchronizer Traffic

Download the complete How to Install and Configure Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac with Citrix XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer, including step-by-step Hyper-V 2012 R2 ebook here.


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