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  • Maximum connections to VM on Windows 8

    My google-fu has failed me on this, so any answers / links would be appreciated.

    WIndows 8 Pro has a concurrent connections limit of 20, but what about a virtual machine running on it.

    Specific scenario:
    Win 8 Pro workstation, running Server 2008 VM with SharePoint 2010. Server is on an External network connection in HyperV, so presumably traffic goes direct to the workstations LAN card. Will more than 20 clients be able to connect to the SP site?
    (this is for a hands on demo type environment with 30-40 potential attendees)
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    Re: Maximum connections to VM on Windows 8

    Originally posted by Ossian View Post
    My google-fu has failed me on this, so any answers / links would be appreciated.

    WIndows 8 Pro has a concurrent connections limit of 20, but what about a virtual machine running on it.

    Specific scenario:
    Win 8 Pro workstation, running Server 2008 VM with SharePoint 2010. Server is on an External network connection in HyperV, so presumably traffic goes direct to the workstations LAN card. Will more than 20 clients be able to connect to the SP site?
    (this is for a hands on demo type environment with 30-40 potential attendees)
    If the machine gets its IP from a DHCP server using the physical NIC then I would presume that it would get 20 connections.

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    • #3
      Re: Maximum connections to VM on Windows 8

      i guess you're not in a position to test it out ?

      It is an interesting question!
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      • #4
        Re: Maximum connections to VM on Windows 8

        Can't test it till I go live, unfortunately.
        I've managed 8 concurrent connections but ran out of machines to connect up!

        I would not expect the server to get less than 19 connections (assuming the host uses one) but since it is (AFAIK) a direct pass through to the workstation NiC I am wondering if the connection limit actually applies or if Win8 ignores the traffic coming through
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          Re: Maximum connections to VM on Windows 8

          im expecting, proposing, that it'll pass straight through - that's supopsed to be the point of virtualisation - it's a separate layer..
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