Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment

In this recipe, we will go through the steps to use VMM 2012 R2 to discover a physical computer, install an operating system, add the Hyper-V role, and then add the machine to a host group with streamlined procedures in a highly automated operation called Bare Metal deployment.

Getting ready

Before starting a Bare Metal deployment, a one-time configuration of the environment is required. When that is completed, you can start provisioning physical servers.

To deploy a Hyper-V server, you will need to run the Add Resources wizard, which will discover the physical computers preconfigured for PXE. You will then configure settings such as host group, physical computer profile, ...

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