© Alan Johnson February 2012

Installing Hyper-V

Install Hyper-V by selecting Control Panel Administrative Tools Server Manager.

Figure 1 Starting the Server Manager

When Server Manager opens select <Roles> Add Roles to start the <Add Roles Wizard>. Select <Next> at the <Before You Begin> screen and check the Hyper-V box.

Note: The hardware being used must support virtualization, if an error message occurs when selecting the Hyper-V role check to see if the BIOS supports this and that it is enabled. BIOS function can vary but look for an option that enabled Intel or AMD virtualization. If the BIOS does not support this, it may be possible that the processor and/or motherboard needs to be upgraded.

As explained at the beginning Hyper-V is really a layer on top of the Operating System, the hardware that Hyper-V operates with must be available to the underlying O/S.

Figure 2 Adding the Hyper-V role

Figure 3 Hyper-V introduction screen

A virtual network is required for Hyper-V to operate, check the box to enable and select <Next>.

Figure 4 Creating a Hyper-V virtual network

Confirm the selection and select <Install>

Figure 5 Confirm the Hyper-V installation

The installation should complete within a few seconds and will most likely prompt for a restart. After the restart Hyper-V will perform more configuration steps and should then issue a Installation Succeeded message.

Starting Hyper-V

From the Start Button select All Programs Administrative Tools Hyper-V Manager.

Figure 6 Launching Hyper-V

Creating a new Hyper-V Virtual Machine

After the Hyper-V manager launches right click on the server and select New- virtual Machine.

Figure 7 Creating a New Virtual Machine within Hyper-V

Skip the <Before you Begin> screen if it appears and name the new VM that will be created.

Figure 8 Naming the new Hyper-V VM

Assign the memory for the new VM and select <Next>

Figure 9 Assigning Hyper-V VM Memory

The next task is to select the network connection.

Figure 10 Selecting the VM network connection

Specify the size and location of the new Virtual hard disk.

Figure 11 Configuring the virtual hard disk

In this case the local DVD drive will be used as the source installation point. Select <Next> to complete the creation of the VM.

Figure 12 Specifying the boot device for the VM

Select <Finish>

Figure 13 Completing the VM setup with Hyper-V

The new VM can be started by selecting the VM and then <Start>.

Figure 14 Starting the new VM

After the VM has started select <Connect> to access the VM’s console.

Figure 15 Accessing the VM’s console

Install the Operating System onto the VM in the normal manner.

Figure 16 Running VM under Hyper-V

A console can be opened by double clicking on the VM.