Installation of the Hyper-V Role
Select "Role based or Feature based installation".
Select Hyper-V for the role, note the features that will be added (include Management Tools), and click on "Next", as shown in the three illustrations below:
We can click "Next" on the "Features" page (I made no additional selections and the Hyper-V role was installed all the same):
On virtual server hosts, there is often more than one network interface (or "NIC"). One may be used for the "production" network (the network that provides services to users) and one may be part of a management network. On the following screens, we have the option to select the interfaces we want to use.
Here I select the adapter:
The following screens summarize the operations to be performed and offer the option to restart the server automatically:
Creation of a virtual server
First, we open Server Manager, go to "Tools" and select "Hyper-V Manager":
Then (in the Action pane) Actions | New | Virtual Machine:
Note: in fact, there are a couple options here:
- We can select Action | New | Virtual Machine
- We can right click on the SVR-003 icon (opposite left-side pane), then "New" | "Virtual Machine"
- In the Action pane, New | Virtual Machine
Next, we specify the amount of memory to be allocated to the server. 1024 MB should suffice for a practice Windows 2008 (R2) server:
We have to select a virtual switch for the virtual server (the virtual switch connects virtual machines among themselves and also with the physical network):
As for storage, I'll create a virtual disk for the server on the physical E: drive of the host server:
We can install the guest operating right now or later - I'll opt for "later":
The following screen summarizes the guest server configuration:
In the Action Pane, select the virtual server (vSvr-01-W2K8 in our case), and choose "Start" in the options below the icon.
To see the progress of the installation, click "Connect" as shown here (in the Action pane):
No luck! We get an error message:
So we have to adjust the settings for the CD/DVD drive.
We have two choices: a virtual drive and a physical drive. The virtual drive is selected by default. Most likely, we would have a set of .iso files for the creation of virtual machines. However, the use of physical media (like a DVD) is possible. So I'll select the Physical CD/DVD drive in the settings of the guest:
Now I'll click Start again.
To see the progress of the installation click "Connect" as we already did above.
This time, the installation begins successfully:
From this point on, the installation process of the guest machine is identical to that of a physical server: