Installing and configuring Hyper-V

To begin virtualizing with Hyper-V Server, the first thing we need to do is install and configure the Hyper-V Server feature. In this recipe we will configure the physical drives used by Hyper-V. The steps in this recipe can be used to configure the Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter editions, as well as the free Hyper-V Server edition.

Getting ready

In this recipe we will set up and configure Hyper-V on our first server named HV01. The operating system should already be installed on the C:\ drive and configured with a network address. A separate disk, E:\, will be used to hold our VM and VHDx files.

To simplify management of the Hyper-V Server, the system is joined to a domain:

How to do it...

Carry out the following ...

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