VCL System requirements.
Register for VCL Lite to get Activation code and Download links:
On Windows 10 Pro/Server machine Enable Hyper-V functionality:
-Go to Windows Features / Turn windows features on and off
-Select Hyper-V, activate, reboot
-Create a new Virtual Switch using type External and the interface that is connected to the Internet (optional: use default switch, see notes below)
-Create a new VM with the downloaded .vhdx image, select Generation 2
-Important to import existing hard disk (this is the Tosibox vhdx) image to the VM
Important: VCL WAN and LAN interfaces have to be in different subnets! It is not allowed to use same subnet!
Start Hyper-V Manager
Action: New: Virtual Machine, follow step by step instructions
Configure with Virtual Switch Manager new Network adapter for use in VCL:
Start Hyper-V Manager:
Edit the settings of the created VM (right-click on the VM and select Settings)
1. Add new Network Adapter (not the Legacy one) on Hardware > Add Hardware
> This is the adapter for the WAN interface of VCL to access the internet
2. In the Network Adapter's settings, select the correct Virtual Switch (if you created one earlier, select it - or use default switch)
3. In the Network Adapter's settings, go to Advanced Features and tick Enable MAC address spoofing
4. Disable Secure Boot from Hardware > Security
Optional - use Default Switch as network adapter
Please check with your environment if it will work with your network configurations!
There are known issues using a default switch in Hyper-V regarding network configuration:
General information Virtual Switches – network adapter:
-a Bridge in OS is automatically created by HYPER-V the moment you add Virtual Switches to your external network interface
-Important information: Start with Windows Version 10 there is an issue with new feature ‘Default Switch’ in Hyper-V. The default switch will bind your standard hardware ethernet adapter and will maybe block proper internet communication for Host PC.
For ideal test environment on Workstation PC we recommend to have at least two physical network adapter available. One is bind to default switch. The other is Gateway for Host PC to the internet.
This information is without any quarantee as it can change with other Windows Version.
For more details check Microsoft support!
On Windows 10 Pro (10.0.19043 Build 19043) it is configured like this:
Use the Hyper-V default switch for VCL internet connectivity:
VCL network adapter configuration:
Physical adapter for internet access on PC:
Hyper-V default switch adapter (for VCL):
VCL + PC connected to the internet:
Start VCL – Activation + Connect Locks:
Test internet connection before activation by browse any webpage (new browser tab, surf www.google.de)
Standard Username: admin - Standard Password: admin
Next match Masterkey to your VCL by use: Remote Match Feature
Now connect Locks to VCL via Key software (Devices/Connect Locks)
How to create LAN interface to VCL
Finished - VCL runs on Hyper-V
More information on Helpdesk:
Backup/redundant copy of VCL:
How to Connect Hyper-V Host and VCL via virtual LAN (NIC-Network interface adapter) to VCL:
Access Group configuration