How to install the Hyper-V role in Windows Server

    Posted in Windows Servers on Nov 23, 2018


    efore you build a virtualized environment you will need to install and configure the Hyper-V role on your Windows 2012 or Windows 2012 R2 server with the help of Server Manager.

    Follow these steps:-

    Step 1. Open Server Manager

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    Step 2. Add roles and Fetaures

    There are 2 ways to add roles and features on Server Manger.

    Clicking on Add roles and features on the Dashboard.

    Selecting Add Roles and Features in the Manage drop down menu.

    On the Before you begin, click ## Next.

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    Step 3. Select installation type, and click ## Next

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    Step 4. Select Destination Server, and click ## Next

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    On the Select destination server, select the desired server, click Next.

    Note: If you have connected your Server Manager to another server you could install Hyper-V remotely to that server is you are running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Step 5. Select Server Roles

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    On the Select server roles, select Hyper-V, when the Add features that are required for Hyper-V appears, click Add Features.


    click Add Features and then Next

    Step 6. Select features, click Next


    Step 7. Select Hyper-V

    Read the information of Hyper-V


    Step 8. Create Virtual Switch and Define Migration then Select Default store location

    You can Create Virtual Switches, if you are going to be connecting the virtual machines to the host machines external interface, you would select the Local Area Connection, click Next. (Note: At this time I am not going to connect to the external interface.)




    After the selection click Next

    Step 9. Confirm the installation


    Check mark on Restart the destination server automatically if required

    After the selection Click On Next

    Step 10. Wait For the result progress


    Hyper-V is now installed and ready for configuration.

    Done! Thankyou very much