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Create Virtual Machine in Hyper-V and Step by Step Windows Server 2016 Installation

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Today, We will go through “How to create a virtual machine in Hyper-V?” along with Step by Step Windows Server 2016 Installation.

Step 1: Open Hyper-V > Right Click on Server Name > New > Virtual Machine. This will launch the Virtual Machine Creation Wizard.

Step 2: Enter Name of Virtual Machine

Step 3: Select the BIOS type. We will go with Generation 1, Generation 2 (UEFI based firmware support) is a new one.

Step 4: Enter RAM for virtual memory.

Step 5: Choose if you want a virtual machine to be on the network on not. You can create a machine without connecting to the network or connect to the default network on which your physical system is running or create a separate network for this.

Step 6: Mention size of the virtual machine

Step 7: Installation options. Hyper-v gives you 4 options here.

  • Create an empty virtual machine here and chose to install OS later.
  • Install OS from ISO
  • Install OS from bootable floppy
  • Install OS from the installation server

Step 8: Final summary window before installation start. You can review all inputs and configuration provided, Click Finish.

Step 9: At the very first page of installation, It will ask for Language selection, Click Next

Step 10: Select the OS you want to install. We will with Data Center Desktop Experience

Step 11: Accept EULA (End User License Agreement)

Step 12: Select Disk to install.

Step 13: Enter Administrator Password, this will used for the first login.

Step 14: Windows Server 2016 is ready to log in with the Administrator password mentioned in the last step.

We have successfully created a virtual machine in Hyper-V and install Windows Server 2016.

Note: Windows Server 2016 installation may need multiple reboots between installation.

Reference: Rohit Garg (http://mssqlfun.com/)

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