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Microsoft Hyper-V Instructions

Base Virtual Machine Creation

Since Hyper-V does not support OVF/OVA import, the Hyper-V administrator will have to create the virtual machine definition by hand. Here are the steps needed. They are based on Hyper-V 2008 R2.

  1. New. "Virtual Machine..."
  2. Specify Name and Location: Add a labeling name for this virtual machine. If the admin needs to place the VM definition in a different directory, specify it here. Then press "Next."
  3. Assign Memory: Now we need to define the amount of RAM used in the VM. The base amount required is 2048MB.  It can go up to a max of 4096.
  4. Configure Network: Connection:  Not Connected. We assign it properly later
  5. Connect Virtual Hard Disk: Select the "Use an existing virtual hard disk." Now  Select GridGuard-VA-{Version}-Hyper-V.VHD. Then click "Next."
  6. Make sure not to check "Start the virtual machine after it is created."
  7. Click "Finish."

This does not complete the configuration of the VM. Please see the next step to complete it properly.

Changes Before the First Boot

  1. Select the newly created virtual machine and select "Setting..."
  2. Remove the Network Adapter
  3. Click on "Add Hardware" and select a "Legacy Network Adapter" in the right hand column.
  4. Once the new Legacy Network Adapter is selected, set the adapter on the proper network segment. This usually a location's DMZ or Internal segment.
  5. In the Integration services section, make sure uncheck "time synchronization."
  6. Now press "Ok" to complete the changes.

First Boot of GridGuard-VA

There is nothing different about the configuration of the GridGuard-VA on Hyper-V compared to the other hypervisors is this:

  1. Once the virtual machine starts, the OS will have report an error trying to start the X Windows system. Press ‘Yes’ to all of the given questions and the X Windows system will probe for a proper video card. When it asks you for the password, enter the default password of 'gridguard' into the password field. You can only use the keyboard at this point. Once the GUI interface appears, select the ‘Hardware’ tab and click on the ‘Select’ button for choosing a monitor. Select the ‘1024x768 generic CRT’’ and press ‘Ok’.  Use Shift+Right Arrow to expand the lists. The GUI interface should start properly now
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