Setup windows test client

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Step by step installation and documentation for Windows (lots of screen shots).

  • Goal: Adding a Windows test client to the myLVS environment

Requirements

  • Windows Server 2012 (using your own license key)
  • IIS installed
  • Computer name used: myLVS-Win-Client
  • IP Address: 192.168.2.221
  • Loopback IP Address: 192.168.2.220

Windows Setup in myLVS overview
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Add a new loop back device

Click on Run
 
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Enter mmc devmgmt.msc to open
the Device Manager
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Right mouse click on your computer,
select Add legacy hardware
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Confirm
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Select the advanced option
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Select Network adapters
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  • Select Microsoft
  • Select Microsoft KM-Test

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Confirm
 
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Confirm again
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Configure the new loop back device

Within Windows, goto the Network connections, with Server 2012 you can run and type ncpa.ctl


Rename the loopback adapter to loopback,
Rename the ethernet adapter to lan
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Edit the properties of IPv4 of the loopback adapter
 
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Enter the VIP (Virtual IP) = 192.168.2.220/24,
click Advanced
 
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Disable Automatic metric,
make the adapter aware of the ARP issue
Enter a high byte number, like 254, click OK
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Open an administrative console and enter:

netsh interface ipv4 set interface "lan" weakhostreceive=enabled
netsh interface ipv4 set interface "loopback" weakhostreceive=enabled
netsh interface ipv4 set interface "loopback" weakhostsend=enabled

See this for more information about those commands:



Testing the new loop back device

From the Windows host try to open the URL

From an Network client try to open the URL

The result should be the default IIS Webpage
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Goto myLVS and enable the Windows host and
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see the connection list:
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Where to go next