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Admin Center: Create a Virtual Machine on a Hyper-V Host



In this tutorial, we will have how to create a virtual machine with the Admin Center interface on a Hyper-V host.


Create a virtual machine

1. On the Admin Center, from the list of connections, click on the Hyper-V server.
Admin Center - Server list

2. If the Hyper-V role is available, on the Tools menu, Virtual Machines appears, click 1 .
Admin Center - Server resume

3. On this is a summary of the virtual machines with the top CPU and memory consumption. Click on Inventory 1 .
Admin Center - VM resume

4. The list of virtual machines on the server is displayed with their status and a summary of the resource consumption. Click on + New 1 .
Admin Center - VM list

5. Entrer le nom de l’ordinateur virtuel 1, sélectionner la Génération 2 puis cliquer sur Parcourir 3.
Admin Center - Create VM

6. Choose the storage folder 1 of the VM and click OK 2 .
Admin Center - Create VM

7. Configure CPU 1 / Memory 2 / Network Card 3 .
Admin Center - Create VM

8. Click on Add a disk 1 and indicate its size 2 .
Admin Center - Create VM

9. Configure operating system installation mode 1 and click Create 2 .
Admin Center - Create VM
10. The virtual machine is created 1 .
Admin Cente - VM added

The Admin Center has a notification center that also allows you to follow current and completed actions.

Modify the virtual machine

1. Select virtual machine 1 by clicking on line 1 then click on More 2 / Parameters 3 .
Admin Center - VM edit

2. As on the Hyper-V console, it is possible to change the settings of the virtual machine.
Admin Center - VM edit

Start the virtual machine

1. Select virtual machine 1 by clicking on line 1 and then click on Start 2 .
Admin Center - VM start

2. The computer is started.
Admin Center - VM started

Connect to the virtual machine

1. Select the 1 virtual machine, click More 2 and then Download the RDP 3 file.
Admin Center - Get RDP

2. Save the RDP file.

3. Run the file, click on Connection 1 .
RDP for VM

4. Enter the credentials to connect to the Hyper-V server.

5. Connection to the virtual machine established in RDP.
VM console


Using the Admin Center allows you to manage Hyper-V servers and virtual machines with a single interface.

The Web interface allows you to have more information at a glance than through the Hyper-V console.

The virtual machine creation is also more complete because it is possible from the moment of creation to modify the number of CPUs, which is not possible with the consoles.


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