Creating a Windows Server that runs Hyper-V

Before you can start building virtual machines to use in your environment, first you need a virtualization host server on which Hyper-V will run. The first consideration to take into account is hardware. The hardware requirements for a server running Hyper-V depend on how many virtual servers you plan to run on top of this host platform. For example, the server that I am using for the lab environment shown throughout this book is an Intel i3 processor with only 8 GB of RAM. This is not at all conducive to a successful Hyper-V environment. I can only turn on four or five VMs at a time, each of them with very minimal amounts of memory per virtual machine. They all run quite slowly. Multiple Xeon processors ...

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