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Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V is a Windows Server virtualization feature that allows a Windows server to run multiple independent virtual machines/servers( logical servers ) on the same physical server.

Hyper-V Technology consists of:

Hyper-V is available  as Windows feature, stand-alone server.

To evaluate Hyper-V server as stand-alone server:


Hyper-V provides the hardware virtualization environment that allows multiple virtual servers to share the physical resources. The Hyper-V Hypervisor is a bare-metal( Type 1 ) hypervisor. It implements virtualization directly on the physical host’s hardware.

What is a Virtualization Server?

A Virtualization server is a physical server computer that provides physical resources to run multiple virtual servers/machines.

Enable the Hyper-V role

Hyper-V is a Windows Optional Feature. We need to turn on the Hyper-V feature.

Open Search bar. Search for “Turn Windows Features”

Select the Turn Windows Features on or off Control Panel search result.

Select all the components under Hyper-V feature.

Hyper-V Management Tools

Hyper-V Platform

Scroll down and enable Windows Hypervisor Platform.

Click the OK button.

Restart you machine if prompted. Enabling some Windows features need system restart.


Hyper-V Manager

Hyper-V Manager providers the tools to manage a virtualization server. Hyper-V Manager allows system administrators to create, edit and configure, manage, etc multiple virtual machines on the virtualization server.


Hyper-V Quick Create

To create a virtual machine, search for Hyper-V in the search bar.

Launch the Hyper-V Quick Create tool.



Select an operating system or choose your own. Follow the instructions and Click on the Create Virtual Machine button.



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