How To Create A Virtual Machine In Hyper-V On Windows Server 2008

Windows Server version 2008 designed by Information Technology giant, Microsoft has many advanced and improved features. One such feature is the Hyper V. One can create virtual machines using the Hyper V. If you had installed Hyper V and is wondering how to proceed further with creating virtual machines, read this article further to know and learn how to do it.

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This article provides a step to step guide on how to go about the process of creating virtual machines in the Hyper V.

Create Virtual Machines in Hyper V

Firstly, access the Hyper V Manager through the start option of the server. Usually, the Hyper V Manager will be located in the Administrative tools in the Start menu. After you have clicked on the Hyper V Manager icon, a dialog box will open up.

On the right side in the dialog box, you will notice a panel. Click on the panel. A drop down list will show up. Select the new option. A list of options will appear. Choose Virtual Machine from the list of options. Click on the next tab. The next screen will have the before we begin segment. Click on the next tab to move to the next screen.

In the next screen which has the specifying the name and location segment, provide a name for the new virtual machine. You have also the option to change the location of the new virtual machine in the same screen at this time. Click on the next tab to navigate to the next screen.

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The next screen will have the assigning memory segment. Enter a fixed memory range in MB in the space provided against the words – memory.

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Then select the next tab. In the next screen you will view the Configuring the Network segment. Select the network from the dropdown box to which you would like to connect the new virtual machine. Click on the next tab to move to the next screen. The next screen will have the – connecting the virtual hard disk segment.

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In this screen, you will find three options. The first option is to create a new VHD. You can use this option if you are creating a new VHD. You will have to provide the name of the new virtual machine, the location of the virtual machine and the size. The second option is using an existing VHD.

Using this option, you can link an existing hard disk to the new virtual machine. The third option is ‘attaching a VHD later’ where in you have the option to decide on which virtual hard disk to attach to the new virtual machine at a later point in time. Click on the next option to move to the next screen. The next screen will have the options for installation segment.

In this screen, you will have options to install an operating system later or using a DVD/CD ROM or from a floppy boot disk or network centered installation. Choose the relevant option based on your discretion.

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Click on the Finish tab to exit the Hyper V Manager dialog box. Now, the new virtual machine has been created.

Installing the Operating System in the New Virtual Machine

Now start the new virtual machine by using the right click after selecting it from the management dialog box and proceed with installing the OS similar to how you would do in a normal computer



John Nevin