Building my 1st Hyper-V server.
So to began just a little about myself. I am a huge VMware fan. I have been using VMware since it was in beta testing. The last time I used Microsoft Virtualization was 4 years ago when there virtualization was managed from a webpage.
I have been to a few Microsoft conferences in the past year and I have noticed obviously there using hyper-v, for there demos and virtual environment. So a colleague I trained years ago just dumped VMware for Microsoft and I am now convinced to giving it a try.
Now realize I have not used Microsoft Virtualization since there virtualization was a webpage, witch by the way was very sub-par to what we have now.
So to continue on. So 1st I downloaded Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 from the link below:
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that is available as a free download via the Microsoft Download Center.
Man what a fiasco getting this to work. Installing was not a problem. I simply downloaded the iso. Mounted the iso file as a virtual cd-rom using the iLO interface.
I used PowerISO to mount the image, to a virtual CD-ROM
The fiasco: So with the Hyper-V product, MAKE SURE BOTH PROCESSOSRS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. If both CPU’s are not exactly the same you will find yourself researching and educating yourself on the (CPU STEPPING) topic witch delayed my hyper-v test lab for 3 days.
You can use CPU-Z to check and make sure your processors are exact, though you will have to have a OS loaded to get the application to check the proc’s for you.
I had a server with 2 processors. After installing hyper-v the server would just "black screen" after bios processed at startup. After 2 days of trial and error, I found that it was the processors. One or the processors. Was not like the other. The processors were the same physically but not programmatically. See Google link below:
After installing hyper-v 2008 the server booted just fine and there is your 1st hyper-v server.