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Posted: 2009-05-13

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 Virtualization feature which allows the installation of multiple Server Operating systems on a single capable physical serve running 64 bit processor. By using Sever 2008 Hyper-V, one can reduce hardware costs, server power consumption, and server management. VMware was the major virtualization provider prior release of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. What is Hyper-V? By definition; Hyper-V, is a hypervisor-based technology that provides virtualization platform. The key function of Hyper-V is to run multiple operating systems on single capable physical machine sharing the hardware resources. Hyper-V virtualization platform should provide greater manageability and flexibility. Adding or installing Hyper-V as a role on Windows Server 2008 64 bit Operating System 1. On your server, click Start and click on Server Manager 2. Right click Roles and click on Add Roles. 3. Select Hyper-V from the Roles list and click next. 4. Click next on the Introduction Console. 5. Select correct Network Adapter Interface if you have multiple network adapters. Click next. 6. Click on Install and let the system restart. 7. Click close once the installation completes. Adding Virtual Machine to the Hyper-V Server Machine Once you install the Hyper-V on your server, the next step is to add a Virtual Machine to the server. Follow these steps to add a virtual machine. 1. On your server, click Start and click on Server Manager 2. Expand Roles and select Hyper-V. 3. Click on Connect Server link, choose “Local Computer” option and click ok. 4. Click on New and click next to the introduction console. 5. Type the name of your Virtual Machine and click next. (You can change the location of your Virtual Machine by clicking browse). 6. In the Assign Memory console, type the amount of Memory to allocate for the Virtual Machine and click next. 7. Choose the network adapter that Hyper-V and click next. (Each Virtual Machine will have it's own virtial NIC based on single physical NIC). 8. In the Virtual Hard Disk console, type the amount of Hard Dist to allocate for the Virtual Machine and click next. 9. In the Installation Options console, choose “Install Operating System from boot CD/DVD-Rom”. You can also choose other methods to install the OS such as Image, or over the Network. Click next once you choose your preferred option of installation. 10. Review the installation and click finish. 11. Follow the Operating System prompts to complete the installation. (Installation is same as you would install Operation System on regular computer.) Installing Integration Services Setup Disk The Hyper-V Integration Services is set of software that improves the integration between the virtualization server and the virtual machine. Without the Integration Services, your mouse, keyword, and NIC card might not work properly with the Virtual Machine. To install the Integration Services. 1. Open up the Virtual Machine console. 2. From the Action menu of Virtual Machine Connection, click on Insert Integration Services Setup Disk. 3. Click on Install Hyper-V Integration Services. 4. Restart the Virtual Machine once the installation completes.

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