How to run Linux VMs on Hyper-V Server
Here you will find out:
- whether you can run Linux VMs on your Hyper-V Server or not
- how to create a new Hyper-V virtual machine
- when DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
Can you run Linux VMs on your Hyper-V Server?
Hyper-V, also called Viridian, is a native hypervisor that helps to create virtual machines on PCs running Microsoft Windows (32- & 64-bit versions). Hyper-V can also be used to run VMs on Linux, but you must be more of a techie to pull this off. This is because there are quite a bunch of configurations you’ll need to make.
How to create a new Hyper-V virtual machine
To start with, enable the Hyper-V feature on your Windows computer. By default, Hyper-V isn’t activated on most Windows PCs. So, to activate the feature, follow the guide below:
- Right-click on the “Windows” icon on the taskbar and select “Programs & Features” or “Apps & Features”.
- At the left pane, click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.
- Look out for “Hyper-V” and tick the checkbox beside it; however, leave it that way if the option is already ticked.
This will enable Hyper-V on your computer, and now you can proceed to creating the VM.
Now, to create a new virtual machine using Hyper-V, go to the Hyper-V Manager. Here’s how to do it:
- Click on the “Search” icon or bar on the taskbar and start typing “hyper-v”.
- Select “Hyper-V Manager” from the search results.
- Go to Action >>> New >>> Virtual Machine.
- In the New Virtual Machine Wizard, enter the following information:
- Specify Name and Location: choose a name for your VM and choose where the files/data will be stored on your PC.
- Specify Generation: select “Generation 1”.
- Assign Memory: you will need to assign at least 1 GB (1024 MB). You can choose to select the “Dynamic Memory” option or leave it unchecked.
- Configure Networking: here, you will need to choose the “Virtual Switch” where your VM’s “Virtual Adapter” will be connected.
- Configure Virtual Hard Disk: set the storage drive for your virtual machine.
- Installation Options: if the second OS you wish to run on the VM is already downloaded, upload the ISO image file here, or choose to install an OS later.
- Recheck the settings and then click on “Finish”.
At this point, you should have successfully created a virtual machine to run Ubuntu or another OS on your PC. But it doesn’t stop here: you can further configure a lot of settings for your new VM. This includes setting a static MAC address for Linux to run on seamlessly on Hyper-V hosts.
To edit your VM settings in Hyper-V Manager, right-click on the VM name and select “Settings”. Go through the tabs to configure the various settings you wish to customize.
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