How to Create Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

How to create Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

In this post we’ll learn the steps to create Virtual machine in Windows Server 2012 R2. Hyper-V is a role in the server edition of Microsoft Windows. Hyer-V provides us the ability to create virtual machines on a physical server. If you are planning to install Hyper-V for your lab purpose on VMware Workstation i.e., nested virtualization then you can use “How to enable Nested Hyper-V on VMWare Workstation“. And for any issues in installing Hyper-V on your machine of Windows Server 2012 R2 use “How to install Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2“. After installing the role of Hyper-V on your machine, we can start with the steps of creating virtual machine.

Steps to create Virtual machine in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

1. To create Virtual machine, open Hyper-V Manager from Administrative Tools in the Start menu.

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2. On Hyper-V Manager console, click on “Virtual Switch Manager..” to create a new virtual switch. A Virtual switch is required for virtual machines to communicate with the physical network and other virtual machines. We have to create a virtual switch before creating a virtual machine because currently there is no virtual switch which will be used. If we have created a virtual switch while, installing the role of Hyper-V then we don’t need to do this now.

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