“ To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.― Oscar Wilde ”
After writing article on “Desired State Configuration”, I was thinking about topics on which I can write a similar article series. Nothing was coming to my mind, as I already covered “Active Directory”, “Desired State configuration”, “DHCP”, “Event Viewer” and other topics.
As I use “Hyper-V” a lot, then I thought why not to write a 0 – 200 level series of articles on “Hyper-V”? to me it seems to be good idea J and I hope you may like it too.
I love "Hyper-v", before using "Hyper-V", I used to have "VMware Workstation" , but after migrating to windows 8.1 and start using "Hyper-V" I never used "VMware Workstation" again.
Let’s get started.
· Windows 8.1
· Try to have at-least 4 GB of minimum Ram.
· 64 Bit processor
Yes, that’s all.
Step 1 :
Go to the BIOS Setting of your System / Laptop and enable Virtualisation.
Step 2 :
- Boot your System
- Go to Control Panel
- Click on "Programs and features"
- Click on "Turn windows feature On of Off"
- Select all features and sub features of "Hyper-V"
- and Click on "OK"
Step 3 :
- Open PowerShell Console.
- There is no need to Import Hyper-V module , as after PowerShell v3, they all auto imported.
- To know the list of all cmdlets imported by Hyper-V module , you can run the simple command
Get-Command -Module 'Hyper-V'
Step 4 :
Let's run basic cmdlets for now.
- To get the list of "Hyper-V" hosts, run the cmdlet, Get-VMHost
- If you want to see the list of all virtual machines, just run the cmdlet Get-VM.
- and you can see that all of machines are Off. you can cross verify it by open a Hyper-V management console.
That's all of now and hope to see you in next blog post.
Thanks & Regards