Configure Hyper V and Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation

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After installing Server 2012 and Hyper V role you will definitely want to try installing some virtual machines. Here I will show you how to configure Hyper V and virtual machine in VMware Workstation 9. I am configuring all these in my laptop which has core i7 2670 processor, 750 GB HDD and 16 GB memory. Here I will install 32-bit Windows 7 operating system as virtual machine.

Configure Hyper V and Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation

Open Hyper V Manager from start menu. Click connect to server to connect to local machine. Choose local machine and click OK button. You will now see following options in the window.

Configure Hyper V and Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation

Click Action, choose New and click Virtual Machine.

New Virtual Machine

A new virtual machine wizard opens. Before you begin page pops up. You can read the information and click Next button. Following page appears.

 Specify Name and Location

On this windows type the name of virtual machine. Browse the location to store the virtual machine. I will leave the store location to default. Click Next button. Memory configuration page appears.

Configure Memory

Here specify the memory for virtual machine. I will give 2 GB of memory and click Next button. Now configure networking.

Configure Networking

Choose the virtual switch from the drop down and click Next button. Here I will choose the default switch which is created when Hyper V role is installed. There are different types of virtual switch. Now configure Hard Disk for the virtual machine.

Configure VM Hard Disk

I will give 40 GB space for virtual machine. I will store it in default drive and click Next button. Now configure the installation options.

Installation Options

Here I will choose to install an OS from CD/DVD. Then choose image file option and browse the location of ISO file of Windows 7. Then click Next button. Now review the summary.


If something is not right then you can click Back button and configure it. Here I will click the Finish button. Now connect to the virtual machine.

Connect VM

After connecting to the VM click start button to start the virtual machine and start installing Windows 7.

Start VM

As you can see the virtual machine is successfully configured and installation of Windows 7 has started. Now you can configure many virtual machines under Hyper V. For more information about Hyper V you can visit Microsoft site.

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Bipin is a freelance Network and System Engineer with expertise on Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft, VMware, and other technologies. You can hire him on UpWork. Bipin enjoys writing articles and tutorials related to Network technologies. Some of his certifications are, MCSE:Messaging, JNCIP-SEC, JNCIS-ENT, and others.

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