Hyper-V Management
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Hyper-V Management

Welcome to the ITFreeTraining video looking
at Hyper-V Management. This video will look at how to use the Hyper-V management tool
on the server and client operating systems. I will now change to my computer running Windows
Server 2012 R2 to have a look at the process. This server has the Hyper-V role installed
and configured. To manage the role, open Server manager. Once Server Manager is open, the
next step is to select Hyper-V Manager from the Tools pull down menu. Since Hyper-V is installed on the local server,
this server will automatically be added to Hyper-V Manager. At the top of Hyper-V Manager
you can see the virtual machines that are running. Currently there is only one virtual
machine that has been installed on this sever. The middle section shows the checkpoints that
have been created on that virtual machine. In other virtualization solutions these may
be referred to as snapshots. When a checkpoint is created on a virtual machine, the state
of the virtual machine is saved. This includes memory and hard drive contents. Essentially
a checkpoint is saving a moment in time of that virtual machine. Once saved, the administrator
is able to restore the virtual machine to that checkpoint, essentially restoring the state
of the virtual machine to that previous state. The bottom section of Hyper-V Management shows
additional details about the currently selected virtual machine. This shows general information
about the virtual machine as well as information about the memory, networking and replication
information. On the right hand side are options to configure
the Hyper-V server as well as options to configure the currently selected virtual machine. You can see that if you are using Windows
Server, it is fairly easy to configure Hyper-V. In a lot of cases, an administrator will administer
a server running Hyper-V from a Windows client. To see how to do this, I will change to my
Windows 8.1 computer. This Windows 8.1 client has RSat installed.
RSat provides the tools to perform server administration; however, notice that if I
run Server Manager and then select the tools menu, there is no option for Hyper-V. The
Hyper-V management tool is not included in RSat. To install the Hyper-V Management tool, I
will right click on the start menu and then select the option for control panel. From
control panel, I will then select the option for Programs. Under “Programs and Feature”
I will next select the option “Turn Windows features on or off”. This will show all the features in Windows
8.1 that have been installed. To install the Hyper-V Management tool, all I need to do
is expand Hyper-V and then tick the option “Hyper-V Management Tools”. Once ticked,
I will press o.k. and the Hyper-V Management tool will be installed on the local computer. Once the install is complete, I will close
all these Windows and go back to the desktop. If I were to open Server Manager again, the
Hyper-V Management Tool will now be available. This set up does require RSat to be installed.
If you only want the Hyper-V management tool, you can also access it by right clicking on
the start menu, selecting search and entering in Hyper as the search term. I can then select
Hyper-V Manager and run it. The Hyper-V role is not installed on this
computer so no Hyper-V servers will be shown. To add one, right click Hyper-V Manager, select
the option “Connect to Server”, and then enter the server name. Hopefully it will connect
pretty quickly, but in this case it took just under a minute to connect to the server. Once
connected, you will be able to administer the server just like if you were logged into
the console of the server. In this example the work station and the server
are both in the same domain. The user logged into the computer is a domain administrator
and thus has the required rights to access the server. However, in some cases this may
not be the case and some extra configuration is required. Lucky for us, Microsoft has created a script
that makes the process of configuring a server and the client for remote administration very
easy when the server is not in the same domain as the client. You will require this additional
setup when the Hyper-V server is in a workgroup or the Hyper-V Server is a in a different
domain that is not trusted. The script is available for download from
the following location. On the server side, you need to configure which user you want
to allow access via remote administration. To add a domain user, use the first example.
To add a local user, use the second option. On the client side, you need to run the one
command. This will enable anonymous DCOM access to the client. If the Hyper-V server is in
a trusted domain, you will not need to run this command. Thanks for watching this video from ITFreeTraining.
I hope to see you in the other videos from us on Hyper-V and other free courses that
we offer. Until then, thanks for watching and see you next time.


  • Gautam R

    Hi Itfree for the command "HVRemote.wsf /AnonDCom:Grant"

    Is it mandatory to store the credentials in credential manager as you did in the earlier video or is it optional ?

  • Alain Pynaert

    Is it possible this video is not showing up in the Hyper-V course playlist?
    Love your tutorials. Keep up the good work.

  • 张昆鹏

    Hello,itfreetraining staffs.
    I'm a IT guy, and there is a thing i would like to know.
    Can i Add a lot of "Another computer" in STEP "Selcet computer" (3:52 / 5:28)
    My thought was doing this by PowerShell while i can't find any hyper-v manager things
    Would you help me with that?

  • Rajesh Parjapat

    Hey team
    kindly upload video of scvmm 2012 management, its the requirement of virtualization. and i can not understand form other videos as you can make understand me. please make video upon SCVMM 2012

  • Mike Douglas

    The link to the configuration script is truncated in the description, the full link is;  https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Hyper-V-Remote-Management-26d127c6

  • Shaakir Shaikh

    I've been going through all your training stuff for a long time now and find them really informative and amazing.. could you please start posting some training videos on AZURE OR AWS? CLOUD COMPUTING is on boom nowadays, would appreciate if you can post the trainings before the technology gets old enough…

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