Step by Step Guide to Create Window Hyper-V Virtual Machine for SharePoint testing environment


I am in the process of creating SharePoint 2010 farm in HyperV environment for testing purpose. I already installed Windows 2008R2 server and configured HyperV.   I am going to create two virtual machine. One is SharePoint Front End and the other one will be SharePoint Back End server which is going to run Windows 2008 R2 and MS SQL Server 2008

SharePoint-TestingEnvironment-HyperV

Here is the step by step instruction how to create Virtual Machine and Install Windows Server 2008 R2. In my next blog, I am going to document how to install SharePoint 2010

 

1. Before I start creating virtual machine, I created a folder in my root so that I can better manage vhd files
In this case, I created a folder in C:\HyperV\SharePoint-FrontEnd

Create a folder for HyperV files

 

2. Create a new Virtual Machine

Create a Virtual Machine in HyperV

 

3. New Virtual Machine Wizard will start, Click Next

Before-You-Begin-HyperV

4. Specify Name and Location. In this case, I am naming as SP-FrontEnd and I selected store the virtual machine in a different location.  Since I created the folder in C:\HyperV\SharePoint-FrontEnd, this would be my location where I am going to store the files.

Specify-Name-and-Location-HyperV

 

5. Specify the amount of memory to allocate to this virtual machine.

Assign-Memory-HyperV

6. Click on the drop down and select the network adapter

Configure-Networking-HyperV-

7.  Configure Virtual Hard Disk – In this case, I am creating a new virtual hard disk. If you have an existing virtual hard disk, you can select “Use an existing virtual hard disk”

Connect-Virtual-Hard-Disk-HyperV

8.Install options for new virtual machine. I am going to install an operating system from a image file. I already have a Windows 2008 server image file sitting in my C drive. I am going to browse and select the file

HyperV Installation Options

 

9.  Completing the new virtual machine wizard. This is the summary of  your virtual machine configuration

Completing the new virtual machine wizard

10. Now you can see your new virtual machine and just click on “Start” to start your new virtual machine and double click on your server to see the Windows Installation.

Starting HyperV machine and install SharePoint

 

11. You can see your machine start to install Windows

 
Windows 2008R Installation

2 thoughts on “Step by Step Guide to Create Window Hyper-V Virtual Machine for SharePoint testing environment

  1. […] http://virtualizesharepoint.com/2010/12/15/step-by-step-guide-to-create-window-hyper-v-virtual-machi… and this worked.  Now I can start the SharePoint 2010 VHD Categories: HyperV, SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine Tags: SharePoint 2010 VHD, SharePoint 2010 VHD Import Failed, SharePoint Virtualization LikeBe the first to like this post. Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) Leave a comment Trackback […]

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