Configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 VM on ESXi 5

This configuration is not a supported in production. This is a tutorial for IT Pros to build a Lab environment with Windows 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012

  1. Login to your VMware environment.
  2. Create a new VM

  3. Select to configure a custom VM

  4. Select the name for your Hyper-V server and the datacenter in the VMware environment.

  5. Select a cluster and resource pool.

  6. Select the datastore for the VM.

  7. Select Virtual Machine Version: 8

  8. Select Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit)

  9. Select the vCPU and Cores for the Hyper-V machine. Default is 1.

  10. Select the amount of RAM.

  11. Select to add 4 NIC cards and Select the E1000 as the Adapter.

  12. Select LSI Logic SAS

  13. Create a new virtual disk.

  14. Leave the defaults for the size. Select Thin Provision.

  15. Leave the default setting for the Virtual Device Node. Press Next

  16. Press Finish

  17. Click the Edit Settings link for the new VM created for Hyper-V.

  18. Click Options à CPUID Mask . Select Expose NX/XD Flag to guest and Advanced…

  19. Go down to Level 1 and in the ecx space type:

    —- —- —- —- —- —- –H- —-

  20. Click General à Configuration Parameters

  21. Add two rows with the following values
Name Value
monitor.virtual_exec hardware
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 FALSE

  1. Install Windows 2012 or Hyper-v Server 2012 in the new VM.

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