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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Creating a Virtual Machine

OK—enough of that getting-ready stuff and basic configuration. The real reason you’re running Hyper-V is to actually create and use virtual machines (VMs), so let’s get down to it. There are several ways you can make a VM, but they all start with the Hyper-V Manager console.

Note

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 fully supports Hyper-V R2. If you use more than one or two VMs and support more than one host server, SCVMM is a great product. And we’re pretty cautious about saying things like that.

The basic steps for creating a VM are as follows:

  • Create a new VM, giving it a name and location.

  • Assign RAM to the VM.

  • Connect to a network.

  • Assign or create a virtual disk.

  • Specify where the operating system will ...

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