Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Hyper-V Manager, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configuring Hyper-V.
Now we have we have our Hyper-V server installed let's go ahead and open our Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V Manager is the graphical tool used for creating virtual machines and managing those virtual machines inside the Hyper-V server. This Hyper-V Manager can be accessed from the tools menu. It can also be accessed by double-clicking the Hyper-V tool on the left hand side of the screen. With Hyper Manager not only can you create and manage virtual machines on the current Hyper-V Server you can also, if you have other Hyper-V servers running, you can remotely access those Hyper-V servers from one location and then manage the virtual machines on those other servers as well or create additional ones.
Basically what this does, is the Hyper-V Manager allows you to have a central location where you can control all the virtual machines within the network as a whole. Now hypervisor is installed as part of the Hyper-V role However if you have a server that is not a Hyper-V server and you still want to install the Hyper-V Manager, you are able to do that, you just have to go into the install roles and features and instead of choosing the Hyper-V server, you just go ahead and select the specific feature of the Hyper-V Manager. Additionally in Windows 8 Remoter Server Administration Tools package there's also the option of installing a Hyper-V Manager.
And you can actually use that Hyper-V Manager from a Windows 8 workstation and manage any Hyper-V servers that are on the network, all the virtual machines and what have you that may be on those servers. Now we've talked about the Hyper-V Manger, lets go ahead and take a look at it. Again we come up here to our Tools option, choose the Hyper-V Manager and this brings up our Hyper-V management tool. As you can see, right now, we don't have any virtual machines installed, but if we did have virtual machines installed we'd be able to do all kinds of things to those virtual machines, which we'll be discussing later in the course.
A quick overview of some of the things you can do here is we can come here to this New option and this will allow us to create new virtual machines, new virtual hard-disks, or even virtual floppy disks that you want to tie to a virtual machine. If we have virtual machines located somewhere else we can click this tool and this will allow us to import those virtual machines from a different location, we don't have any to do so we'll just cancel that. We also can go in here and change our Hyper-V Settings with this option. Now these settings, in this case had to do with strictly the server, has to do with your graphical processing units, your storage migration, using different session mode policies, replication configuration, things like that.
Many of these things we'll actually discuss later in the course. Let's go ahead and cancel that. We also have our Virtual Switch Manager. Now this is also a tool we'll discuss later but it actually allows us to set up virtual switches inside of Hyper-V so that we can create effectively networks of virtual machines inside of a Hyper-V server. Again we'll cancel this for later. We'll also look at our SAN's Manager. Now SAN stands for, Storage Area Network, and it's basically a way to store virtual machines and other things in a location that is not on the Hyper-V server.
This actually gives us a lot more options as well as a lot more space for storing virtual machines and things like that. Again this is a topic we'll actually deal with later in the course in more detail. So lets go ahead and cancel this as well. Finally we have options to Edit Disk, which basically just allows us to take a virtual disk and edit settings on it. And finally we can inspect a disk, which basically allows us to take a disk and get details on that disk, whats located on that disk, that sort of thing. Again these are things we'll talk about later.
Alright, that's it for overview of the Hyper-V Manager.
- Implementing and installing Hyper-V
- Using Hyper-V Manager
- Creating a new virtual machine
- Configuring dynamic memory, smart paging, resource metering, and more
- Creating virtual hard disks
- Managing checkpoints
- Connecting to a SAN
- Creating virtual switches and network adapters
- Creating virtual network configurations