Category: Hyper-V

Blog, Hyper-V

Hyper-V: Issue when starting virtual machine from downloaded ISO file

Half a year ago I wrote a blog post about issues when mounting an ISO downloaded from TechNet. This error is related and its the error you will get in Hyper-V when starting the virtual machine from the a mounted ISO: “Synthetic SCSI Controller (Instance ID xxx): Failed to Power on with Error ‘The version does not support this version of the file format’. The solution to this problem is to make a copy of the ISO file and then…

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Blog, Hyper-V, Windows 10

2 solutions for solving issue with Hyper-V Virtual Machine and Secure Boot on non-supported Operating Systems

INTRODUCTION I ran in to this problem the other day when trying to run Windows Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V: Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device. Failed Secure Boot Verification The reason for this was that I had created a Generation 2 Virtual Machines which uses Secure Boot which is supported in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and later. SOLUTIONS SOLUTION #1 If you want to run an older operating system as a guest, select Generation 1 when creating the Virtual Machine:…

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Blog, Hyper-V, Powershell

Guide: How to create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V Server 2012 using Powershell

From the CMD, type Powershell to get in to the Powershell prompt.

This will create a Virtual Machine called DC in D:\ws2012.local with 512 MB memory. Note that a subfolder will be created with the name of the Virtual Machine. So in my case, the Virtual Machine will be placed in D:\ws2012.local\DC .   Now we will create a new dynamically expanding Virtual Hard Drive with the new *.vhdx file extension and with a maximum size of 60 GB…

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Blog, Hyper-V

What is Hyper-V Server 2012 and how do I install and administer it?

Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product offered for free by Microsoft. Basically, it’s a stripped down Windows Server 2012 Core installation, which is meant to only be running Hyper-V. This might work fine for you if you are only using the host as a hypervisor, as it’s free and leaves minimal footprint and attack surface. This is really practical if you’re running your server for lab environments or if you just want to run all of your server/client machines…

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Blog, Hyper-V

How To Enable PXE in Hyper-V for Legacy Boot

Add Legacy Adapter Step 1

INTRODUCTION Today, I wanted to virtualize a client that I’ve previously had as a seperate machine. So, I thought that I would just do a clean installation of the system via PXE-boot. This is a guide for how to get PXE to work in Hyper-V for Legacy Boot (not UEFI). SOLUTION CREATE VIRTUAL SWITCH First you need to create a virtual switch. This is needed for the Virtual Machine to be able to communicate with the network. If you already…

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