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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Managing Virtual Machines Using the Hyper-V Manager

Creating a new virtual machine using the Hyper-V Manager is a straightforward process. However, before proceeding with the task, you should define the configuration items listed in Table 11-2. These are the basic parameters required to create a new virtual machine.

Table 11-2. Basic Parameters for New Virtual Machine Creation

Parameter

Description

Virtual machine name

The name to associate with the new virtual machine. This is the virtual machine name displayed in the Hyper-V Manager MMC.

Virtual machine folder

A new folder or an existing folder to store the virtual machine configuration file (.xml) as well as saved state files (.vsv and .bin). If you do not select a folder, the virtual machine is stored ...

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