When creating a virtual switch on a Hyper-V host, if you want the NIC to send management information to Virtual Machine Manager then you need to create a Management virtual Network (VNIC) adapter. This VNIC needs to be connected to a virtual machine network that does not have isolation enabled. If a VNIC is not created, communication will only be allowed through the virtual machines that are connected.
If you want the static IP transferred to the virtual switch in Hyper-V, you need to check "This virtual network adapter inherits settings from the physical management adapter" when creating the VNIC, otherwise it will obtain a DHCP address.
Article ID: 2800610 - Last Review: Jan 15, 2013 - Revision: 1