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

Memory: 24GB

OS: Windows2008 R2 Enterprise

Hyper-V Installation

  1. First, make sure your OS supports Hyper-V. You can either check it in BIOS or download CPU-V to detect.
  2. Run server manager, click “Add Roles”, and check “Hyper-V”.
  3. Click start menu and run Hyper-V manager.

Parameters Configuration

Click start menu and run Hyper-V manager.

Hyper-V Manager

Click “New”, there are three options, respectively “Virtual Machine”, “Hard Disk” and “Floppy Disk”.

Hyper-V New

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.

Hyper-V Setting

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

Hyper-V Network

We can add a virtual network.

Hyper-V Network Manager

Virtual Machine Installation

Run new virtual machine wizard.

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Allocate 1G memory.

Hyper-V Memory Configure network connection.

Hyper-V Networking Create a new virtual hard disk or choose an existing virtual hard disk.

Hyper-V Hard Disk Choose the Installation options.

Hyper-V Options Finished.

Hyper-V Done

Now, you can run the virtual machine.

Hyper-V Run

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