I always have a big question mark on Virtualization, and knowing that Hyper-V and Vmware always be the topic when we talk about virtualization.

Hyper-V Server 2012

Few month back, I come across Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, which is a stand alone product, without windows role and feature’s operating system. The benefit of this operating system is without require any windows license.

Unlike Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, both operating system also contain Hyper-V, but it require license for the windows to run then hyper-V feature.

The benefit of using Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is during the server without much windows role and feature, it is purely use to deploy multiple VM only.

I found there is a video which is very helpful for newbie step by step to get start on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 core Installation

As usual, download the media, and you may boot it in CDROM or USB Drive. Follow the instruction to finish the installation and configure the unnecessary setting eg.

  1. Domain/Workgroup
  2. Computer Name
  3. Add Local Admin
  4. Configure Remote Management
  5. Windows Update
  6. Download and Install Update
  7. Remore Desktop
  8. Network Settings
  9. Date and Time

Once finish the installation, there is no GUI for the Hyper V 2012 core installation, the only screen will be look like below. You might need to Hyper V manager connect remotely.

hyper v server 2012 screen

I will blog about how to use Hyper-V Manager remotely manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 shortly. There is few additional step and troubleshooting require during the setup of the remote access of hyper-V.