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 2012 R2.
- New. "Virtual Machine..."
- 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."
- Specify Generation: Select 'Generation 1' and click 'Next'.
- Assign Memory: Now we need to define the amount of RAM used in the VM. The miniumum amount required is 4096MB. Do not check the 'Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine' at this time.
- Configure Network: Connection: Not Connected. We assign it properly later
- Connect Virtual Hard Disk: Select the "Use an existing virtual hard disk." Now Select GridGuard-VA-disk001.VHDX. Then click "Next."
- Make sure not to check "Start the virtual machine after it is created."
- 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
- Select the newly created virtual machine and select "Setting..."
- Select 'SCSI Controller' from the left hand column. Then click on 'Add' to add a new hard drive to the VM. Select 'Browse' and select the next numeric VHDX file for the VM. Then click 'Apply' and click on 'SCSI Controller' again to add the next VHDX file. Repease #2 untill dirves 002 - 005 have been added to the 'SCSI Controller' settings.
- Then, in the Integration services section, make sure uncheck "time synchronization."
- Now press "Ok" to complete the changes.