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Hyper-V Management

This video from ITFreeTraining will look at how to manage Hyper-V from clients and servers. Set up correctly, the administrator should, in most cases, only ever have to configure the physical Hyper-V server during initial setup and also other configurations can be done from remote.

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Demonstration
00:15 Switch to the server running Hyper-V.
00:26 Open Server Manager.
00:34 Go to Tools and Server Manager to open Hyper-V Manager.
00:40 Since the Hyper-V role is installed on this server, it automatically appears in the manager.
00:48 The top center section shows the virtual machines installed on this host .
00:53 The middle section shows the checkpoints.
01:08 A checkpoint is a moment in time of the virtual machine saving hard drive and memory so that it can be restored to that point in time by an administrator.
1:28 Additional details about the currently selected virtual machine appear in the bottom section.
1:40 On the right are settings for configuring the Hyper-V server and the selected virtual machine.

Demonstration Windows 8.1
2:08 RSAT is already installed on the Windows 8.1 machine but does not include Hyper-V management tools. This can be seen when Server manager is opened and there is no Hyper-V Management link.
2:28 Right click on Start Menu and select Control Panel. Select Programs and then select “Turn Windows features on and off”.
2:52 In the Features list, expand the Hyper-V item and check Hyper-V Management Tools. Press o.k. and return to the desktop.
3:12 Open Server Manager and run Hyper-V Manager from the tools menu.
3:28 You can also get to Hyper-V Manager by right clicking on the Start menu and clicking on Search and search “hyper”.
3:47 Right click on Hyper-V Manager and click Connect to Server
3:52 Enter in the server name and click Ok. It should connect relatively quickly but sometimes may take a little while to connect.

HVRemote Configuration Script
04:24 If the server and the client are not in the same domain, for example an untrusted domain or a workgroup, extra configuration needs to be done. Microsoft has provided a script which makes this configuration easy. The script can be downloaded from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Hyper-V-Remote-Management-26d127c6
On the server to add a domain user run
CScript nvremote.wsf /add:Domain\user
On the server to add a local user run
CScript HVRemote.wsf /add:user
On the client, the following command only needs to be run when connecting to an untrusted domain workgroup.
CScript HVRemote.wsf /AnonDCom:Grant

References
“Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Exam Ref 70-410” pg 138-139
“Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility (HVRemote)” http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Hyper-V-Remote-Management-26d127c6

Credits
Voice Talent: HP Lewis http://hplewis.com
Video Production: Kevin Luttman http://www.KevinLuttman.com
Web Document and Web Management: Phil Guld http://philguld.com
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