Install HyperV On Windows Server And Setup A Virtual Machine

This post will help you out in installing Hyper-V on your Windows Server and teach you how to set up a Virtual Machine. So, let’s get started.

You should have Administrator right on the Windows Server to install Hyper-V

Steps
  1. In Server Manager, click on Manage > Add Roles and Feature.

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  2. Assuming all the pre-requisites have been completed, click Next.

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  3. Select "Role-based or feature based installation" and click Next.

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  4. Select the computer name and click Next.

    install Hyper V on Windows Server

  5. Select Hyper-V and click on "Add features".

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  6. Click Next, Next and Install
  7. Select the "Restart the server automatically if required" option.

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Now, Hyper-V feature has been installed. It is time to set-up a Virtual Machine on it.

Steps to Set-up VM

  1. Open Hyper-V Manager and click Action >> Connect to Server.

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  2. Select Local computer and click OK.

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  3. Once you get connected, click "Action" and select Virtual Machine or on right hand side of your screen, you can see a new option; click on it and select Virtual Machine.

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  4. Click Next, specify a name for your virtual machine, and location to store it. Click Next.

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  5. Select the generation accordingly and click Next.

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  6. Assign the memory that will be utilized by Virtual Machine. Click Next.

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  7. Select the connection accordingly, you can choose internal or external. Click Next
  8. Select the option Create Virtual Disk and its location.

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  9. Select Option on how to install O/S. Better to have an ISO file on window server.

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  10. Click Next, Check the summary and Click Finish.

A Virtual Machine will be created in your Hyper-V Manager. Open that VM, and it will start booting the O/S from ISO you have selected.

Hope it helps.

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