In this article, i am gonna show you how to install and configure hyper-v in windows server 2016(configure hyper-v server 2016). The Hyper-V server role in Windows Serv-er lets you create a virtualized server computing environment where you can create and manage virtual machines. You can run multiple operating systems on one physical computer and isolate the operating systems from each other. With this technology, you can improve the efficiency of your computing resources and free up your hardware resources.
Install Hyper-v in Windows Server 2016
Step 1. In Server Manager, on the Manage menu, select Add Roles And Features. The Add Roles And Features Wizard starts, displaying the Before You Begin page.
Step 2. Click Next to open the Select Installation Type page.
Step 3. Leave the Role-Based Or Feature-Based Installation option selected and click Next. The Select Destination Server page opens.
Step 4. Select the server on which you want to install Hyper-V and click Next. The Select Server Roles page opens.
Step 5. Select the Hyper-V role. The Add Features That Are Required For Hyper-V dialog box appears.
Step 6. Click Add Features to accept the dependencies and then click Next to open the Select Features page.
Step 7. Click Next to open the Hyper-V page.
Step 8. Click Next. The Create Virtual Switches page opens.
Step 9. Select the appropriate check box for a network adapter and click Next. The Virtual Machine Migration page opens.
Step 10. Click Next to open the Default Stores page.
Step 11. Specify alternatives to the default locations for virtual hard disk (VHD) and VM configuration files, if desired, and click Next. The Confirm Installation Selection page opens.
Step 12. Click Install to move to the Installation Progress page as the wizard installs the role.
Step 13. When the installation process has been finish, click close. and the Restart your computer.
Installing the role modifies the Windows Server 2012 R2 startup procedure so that then newly installed hypervisor is able to address the system hardware directly and then load the OS as the primary partition on top of that.
Configure Hyper-v Server 2016
To Configure Hyper-v server 2016, follow these step to create new Virtual Machine.
Step 1. In Server Manager, on the Tools menu, select Hyper-V Manager to open the Hyper-V Manager console.
Step 2. In the left pane, select a Hyper-V server.
Step 3. From the Action menu, select New, Virtual Machine. The New Virtual Machine Wizard starts, displaying the Before You Begin page.
Step 4. Click Next to open the Specify Name And Location page.
Step 5. In the Name text box, type a name for the VM, keeping in mind that the system will also use this name to create the VM files and folders. To create the VM files in a location other than the default, select the Store The Virtual Machine In A Different Location check box and type an alternate path in the Location text box. Then click Next. The Specify Generation page appears.
Step 6. Specify whether you want to create a Generation 1 or Generation 2 virtual machine and click Next. The Assign Memory page opens.
Step 7. In the Startup Memory text box, type the amount of memory you want the VM to use and click Next. The Configure Networking page opens.
Step 8. From the Connection drop-down list, select a virtual switch and click Next. The Connect Virtual Hard Disk page opens.
Step 9. Leave the Create A Virtual Hard Disk option selected and type values for the following fields:
■ Name Specifies the file name for the VHD, using the .vhdx format new to
Windows Server 2012 R2
■ Location Specifies a location for the VHD other than the default you specified on
the Default Stores page
■ Size Specifies the maximum size of the VHD
Step 10. Click Next. The Installation Options page opens.
Step 11. Leave the Install An Operating System Later Option selected and click Next. The Completing The New Virtual Machine Wizard page opens.
Step 12. Click Finish. The wizard creates the new VM and adds it to the list of VMs in Hyper-V Manager.
That’s all. in conclusion we are able to install and configure hyper-v in windows server 2016. in the next article we will show to how to install windows server 2016 on hyper-v. At last i hop you enjoy this article, if you have any problem or question you can ask me.