Hyper-V Configuration on Windows 2008
Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based Windows server developed by Microsoft. It enables platform virtualization on x86-64 systems. In this tutorial, we will introduce how to install and configure Hyper-V in Windows 2008 R2.
Processor: Intel（R）Xeon（R）CPU E5645 @2.40GHz
OS: Windows2008 R2 Enterprise
- First, make sure your OS supports Hyper-V. You can either check it in BIOS or download CPU-V to detect.
- Run server manager, click “Add Roles”, and check “Hyper-V”.
- Click start menu and run Hyper-V manager.
Click start menu and run Hyper-V manager.
Click “New”, there are three options, respectively “Virtual Machine”, “Hard Disk” and “Floppy Disk”.
Below “New”, there is an option “Hyper-V Settings” which consists of “Server” and “User”. You can set virtual disk path, virtual machine path, keyboard and mouse according to your preferences.
Let’s take a look at “Virtual Network Manager”, which includes “Virtual Networks” and “Global Network Settings”. There are three types of “Virtual Networks”:
- “External”: LAN connection
- “Internal”: Ad hoc connection
- “Private”: no network connection
We can add a virtual network.
Virtual Machine Installation
Run new virtual machine wizard.
Allocate 1G memory.
Configure network connection.
Create a new virtual hard disk or choose an existing virtual hard disk.
Choose the Installation options.
Now, you can run the virtual machine.