Question Should I set NIC IP in BIOS or the OS ?

jnk3976

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The server is an older Dell Power Edge with dual NICs and the OS is Hyper-V. I have the option to set the IP in BIOS and/or Hyper-V. Is there any advantage to setting it in BIOS versus Hyper-V or should I set it as the same in both locations ? Thanks.
 

kanewolf

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The server is an older Dell Power Edge with dual NICs and the OS is Hyper-V. I have the option to set the IP in BIOS and/or Hyper-V. Is there any advantage to setting it in BIOS versus Hyper-V or should I set it as the same in both locations ? Thanks.
Is the NIC you are talking about the iDRAC port ? That is the management interface for the server.
 

jnk3976

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No. It does have an iDRAC port in addition to the two NICs. I have set the IP Address for the iDRAC but am wondering whether I should set the IP Address for the two NICs through BIOS or Hyper-V Server.
 

kanewolf

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No. It does have an iDRAC port in addition to the two NICs. I have set the IP Address for the iDRAC but am wondering whether I should set the IP Address for the two NICs through BIOS or Hyper-V Server.
I would let the OS set them. The earlier in the boot process you configure them, the more difficult it can be to change things.
 

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