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How to create a Virtual Machine

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Here you will find out:

  • why you may use Hyper-V
  • how create a Virtual Machine Using PowerShell and Hyper-V Manager
  • how DiskInternals software can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

Using Hyper-V

Hyper-V is a hardware virtualization product that allows you to create multiple virtual machines and run them on a single physical server. In addition, each virtual machine on the host computer operates independently and uses the same virtualized hardware resources as all virtual machines. Hyper-V management is centralized using Hyper-V Manager. The purpose of using Hyper-V is to reduce management and hardware costs and expenses, which is critical for a business. With Hyper-V (which is free to install), you get a highly scalable virtual environment that fully meets your business needs and goals.

This article will focus on the question: how to create a virtual machine in Windows 10. In addition, you will learn how to secure your data from a virtual machine and how to restore it if necessary!

Create a Virtual Machine using PowerShell

In the search bar, type “PowerShell”, right-click PowerShell, and select “Run as administrator”

Next, enter the following commands:

After that, check the Hyper-V Manager; you should see the newly created virtual machine in a shutdown state. This will allow you to continue with the configuration process.

Create Virtual Machine with Hyper-V Manager

Also in the search box, type “Hyper-V Manager” and press Enter. Once Hyper-V Manager opens, select the Actions section and click on “Create Virtual Machine”.

Then you can open the section "Before you start" and read the basic recommendations for use. Then check the “Do not show this page again if you no longer need this information” check box.

  • Next, enter the name and location of the virtual machine, and in the Generation section you can choose to generate a virtual machine (generation 1 or generation 2).
  • Next, determine the amount of memory that will be assigned to the virtual machine.
  • Decide on a virtual network to connect it to a virtual machine.
  • Next comes the configuration of the virtual hard disk; specify its name, location and size. You can also use an existing VHD, or skip this step and connect the VHD later.
  • Be sure to read the Summary section at the end. Here, you will see a short description of this virtual machine and then, if you are satisfied with everything, you can click Finish.

How to recover information with VMFS Recovery

A whole software application has been developed for this purpose: DiskInternals VMFS Recovery. This utility has been in use for many years and automatically checks the current state of volumes, VMware VMFS datastores and disks, and reads images to VMware vSphere, ESXi / ESX servers, and VMFS fabrics where possible. All information is restored online without turning off the system, which is very useful and convenient. You will get a preview of the found data, which is necessary to test the program and helps your peace of mind. If you are satisfied with the results, purchase a license. Then just export the data to the desired storage location. The Recovery Wizard will assist you at all stages of the process, so there is no reason to worry if you are an inexperienced user!

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