Monday, July 14, 2014

PowerShell and Hyper-V : Getting Started with Hyper-V and PowerShell

“ 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"
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Step 3 :
    • Open PowerShell Console.
    • There is no need to Import Hyper-V module , as after PowerShell v3, they all auto imported.
      Import-Module Hyper-V

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    • To know the list of all cmdlets imported by Hyper-V module , you can run the simple command
      Get-Command -Module 'Hyper-V'

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Step 4 :

Let's run basic cmdlets for now.

    • To get the list of "Hyper-V" hosts, run the cmdlet, Get-VMHost

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    • If you want to see the list of all virtual machines, just run the cmdlet Get-VM.

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    • and you can see that all of machines are Off. you can cross verify it  by open a Hyper-V management console. Smile 

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That's all of now and hope to see you in next blog post.

Thanks & Regards

Aman Dhally


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