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Monday, July 6, 2009

Install Hyper V roles in virtual image.

In my previous articles,i have writen about how to perform Hyper V R2 Cluster 101. You may have limited hardware/ physical server to add as 2nd Node in the failover cluster. So here is another way to install Hyper V roles in the virtual image.

I have tested install Hyper V roles in full version of Windows Server 2008 (Enterprise and Standard -64x platform) but received an error message mention that "Unsupported features and you need to enable Hyper V features at the BIOS". The truth is "You can't install Hyper V roles" in the VM by using full version of Windows Server 2008.". But you can achieve it by install Server Core with legacy network. Do not select synthetic network adapter. If you select synthetic network adapter, you will not be able to see any NIC card after install the Hyper V roles.
You can try by typing the command

netsh interface ipv4 show interface

It will display the result: No NIC card.

Without wasting any time, here is the steps as promised.

Step 1: Install Server Core OS using legacy network adapter
Step 2: Rename the network adapter to public (LAN Communication) & private (for heartbeat)

netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 2" newname="public"
netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 3" newname="private"


Step 3: To verify the rename result

netsh interface ipv4 show interface

Step 4: Assign ip address to both network adapter

netsh interface ipv4 set address name="public" source=static address=192.168.1.11 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.254

netsh interface ipv4 set address name="private" source=static address=10.1.1.2 mask=255.255.255.0

Step 5: Configure dns for public NIC

netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="public" address=192.168.1.220 index=1

Step 6: To verify the ip address setting

ipconfig /all

Step 7: Rename server name

netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:HyperVCore01

Type 'Y' to confirm

Step 8: Join the server to domain

netdom join %computername% /domain:lab.com.my /userd:administrator /passwordd:P@ssw0rd

Step 9: Reboot the server

shutdown /r /t 0

Step 10:Install the Hyper V role

start /w ocssetup.exe Microsoft-Hyper-V

Step 11: Reboot the server again

Step 12: Download, copy and install the Hyper V update (KB950050).

Step 13: Install Failover cluster roles

start /w ocsetup.exe FailoverCluster-Core

Step 14: Use the Failover Cluster snap in to add the 2nd Node

Note:-
Even you can install the Hyper V roles in the VM, but you cannot run any VM from the virtual image. It is recommended to use physical server.

Finally: To remove Hyper V roles

start /w ocssetup.exe Microsoft-Hyper-V /uninstall

That's all. So basically, i have also covered some server core command line in this article.

Hope it is useful for you.

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