Using Hyper-V

When you think of using Hyper-V most people think of virtualising their infrastructure – big servers running 10s, 100s or even 1000s of virtual machines.

There is another reason for using Hyper-V

You can use Hyper-V to create a VM so you can install an application that may conflict with you standard workstation – as an example you may need access to a component of an older version of Office for instance Infopath 2010 but you don’t want that application to conflict with your installation of the latest and greatest version of Office.

The Windows client operating system has the ability to install Hyper-V since Windows 8. So if you’re running Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 AND your machine is capable of supporting Hyper-V:

– Windows Enterprise, Professional or Educational

– 64-bit processor with SLAT

– CPU support for VM monitor mode extension

– Minimum of 4GB of memory

Install Hyper-V

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All

Create a virtual switch and create your VMs

See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v and subsequent links

Better still get a copy of Learn Hyper-V in a Month of Lunches

https://www.manning.com/books/learn-hyper-v-in-a-month-of-lunches

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