I am using Cisco AnyConnect on my physical machine to connect to networks within the office and out and about. I now have a requirement to setup a new Virtual Switch in Hyper-V using an External Network. However as soon as I select the network card that has the internet connection from within Hyper-V, AnyConnect loses the connection from the dropdown list of available connections.
For example if I am connected to the internet using my wireless network (named: WiFi_Network) I am happy and can browse the web to my hearts content. The moment I configure my virtual switch to use WiFi_Network AnyConnect can no longer see the network adapter and I am disconnected from the internet.
Is there a way to get both a Virtual Switch configured to use an External network and have Anyconnect working on the same network at the same time?
I´m trying hard to correlate this two things:
"I am using Cisco AnyConnect on my physical machine to connect to networks"
"new Virtual Switch in Hyper-V using an External Network"
What the hack your physical machine is related to your virtual switch and being affected by changes made on the virtual environment?
Can you explain a bit better how things interconnect on your network?
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Hi Flavio and thank you for the response.
Within Hyper-V a Virtual Switch configured to use an External Network is one that is bound to a specific Network Adapter on the Physical Machine. As Soon as this binding happens all wireless networks will disappear from AnyConnect.
In fact if I bind one of my wired network ports to the the Virtual Switch the same thing happens, the network connection will vanish from AnyConnect.
I am not using a Virtual Machine for AnyConnect, this is all on the Physical Machine.