How can I create a Virtual Machine on Windows Server using Hyper-V Manager?

Introduction: Hyper-V Manager is a Windows feature that allows you to create and manage virtual machines on a Windows Server host. This knowledge base provides step-by-step instructions for creating a virtual machine using Hyper-V Manager on a Windows Server environment.


Step 1: Open Hyper-V Manager

You can find "Hyper-V Manager" in the Administrative Tools section of the Control Panel.


Step 2: Create a Virtual Machine

1) In Hyper-V Manager, right-click on the host server in the left pane and select "New" > "Virtual Machine."

2) The New Virtual Machine Wizard will open. Click "Next."



Step 3: Specify Name and Location

1) Enter a name for your virtual machine.

2) Choose a location where you want to store the virtual machine files.

3) Click "Next."


Step 4: Specify Generation

1) Choose the generation for your virtual machine (Generation 1).

2) Click "Next."


Step 5: Assign Memory

1) Specify the amount of memory to allocate to the virtual machine.

2) You can also enable the option to use Dynamic Memory, which adjusts memory allocation based on the VM's usage.

3) Click "Next”.


Step 6: Configure Networking

1) Select a virtual switch for network connectivity.

2) You can choose an existing virtual switch or create a new one.

3) Click "Next."


Step 7: Connect Virtual Hard Disk

1) Create a new virtual hard disk or use an existing one.

2) Specify the size of the virtual hard disk.

3) Choose the format of the virtual hard disk (VHDX recommended).

4) Click "Next."


Step 8: Installation Options

1) Choose "Install an operating system from a bootable image file."

2) Browse and select the ISO file of the operating system you want to install.

3) Click "Next."


Step 9: Complete the Wizard

Review your selections and click "Finish."


Step 10: Start the Virtual Machine

1) Right-click on the virtual machine and select "Connect" to open the virtual machine console.

2) Press the "Start" button to power on the virtual machine.


Step 11: Complete OS Installation

1) The virtual machine will boot from the ISO you provided earlier.

2) Follow the on-screen instructions to install the operating system.

3) Installation has finished and Virtual Machine Windows Server is running now.


Conclusion: You have successfully created a virtual machine on Windows Server using Hyper-V Manager. You can now use Hyper-V Manager to manage, configure, and control the virtual machine as needed for your specific use case.










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