I now have hyper-V running on my shiny new Orange Dell Covet (Precision 6500) and in order to manage it properly I want to setup SCVMM next to manage it.
Actually before I do that I am going to import a Virtual Machine(VM) I have already namely my Domain Controller (DC). I have other VMs joined to this domain and and it has some accounts I want to use to run services. This VM uses a special type of virtual disk, a differencing disk;
What this allows me to do is to create another differencing disk (SCVMM.VHD) which uses the same base disk as the DC above (base R-enterprise.vhd) and this keeps down the the space on my precious SSDs. A couple of points about my use of differencing disks:
Anyway back to SCVMM. I have created a new VM to use that SCVMM differencing disk and given it:
When I start this machine it will come out of sysprep and complete installation of the OS My next steps to prepare this VM to run SCVMM are:
At this point I snapshot the machine so I can redo the installation of SCVMM if I make a mess of it or to re-demo that step.
In part 3 I’ll setup SCVMM itself no I am ready to go..