Following on from my previous Introduction to Hyper-V post, I now go into a bit of detail.
I do want to re-iterate that everything I talk about is FREE (well, free if you’re virtualising Windows Servers – as Hyper-V is included in the Windows license). And there is a completely FREE option (Hyper-V Server) if you want the smallest footprint hypervisor.
In this ten minute video, I enable the Hyper-V role, explain the architecture of Hyper-V (how it runs underneath the installation of Windows and why it is the most performant hypervisor on the market) and the use of Hyper-V Manager. I create Virtual Networks and my first Virtual Machine. I then continue explaining how to create your first template virtual machine from which you can create all your subsequent ones.
Including Dynamic Memory allocation and processor weightings.
And I close with how users of your VMs do not need to use Hyper-V Manager – they just treat it like any other server on the network.
If you’re interested in evaluating Hyper-V you can download the evaluation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 here: