Configuring and starting a Hyper-V delegate host

To perform this task, you need:
Resource Manager delegate host virtual machines requires a total of 4 virtual hard disks. The following table identifies the purpose and size of each disk.
Delegate host disks
Purpose Size
1 Root (/) 30GB
2 Swap 16GB
3 Temporary (/tmp) 16GB
4 Docker data 50GB

Disk 1 was created when the virtual machine was created, in the previous procedure. Use this procedure to configure hardware resources, create disks 2-4, and start the master host.

  1. Use a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to log in to a Hyper-V host as Administrator, or as a user with Administrator privileges.
  2. Open Hyper-V Manager.
  3. In the Hyper-V Manager Virtual Machines area, right-click the new virtual machine, and then choose Settings.
    The Settings dialog displays.
  4. In the Hardware area, locate the virtual hard disk created previously, and then determine whether it is attached to an IDE controller.
    Hyper-V guest machines can only boot from an IDE drive.
  5. In the Hardware area, choose Processor, and then change the number of processors assigned to the machine.
    1. In Number of virtual processors, enter 8.
    2. Click Apply.
  6. In the Hardware area on the left, choose SCSI Controller, and then create additional virtual hard disks.
    Repeat the following substeps to create new disks in the following sizes:
    • 50GB
    • 16GB
    • 16GB
    1. In the controller area on the right, choose Hard Drive, and then click Add.
    2. In the Location field, choose an unused location number.
    3. In the Media area, choose Virtual hard disk, and then click New.
    4. Complete panels in the New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard as follows:
      1. Choose Disk Format: Choose VHDX, and then click Next.
      2. Choose Disk Type: Choose Dynamically expanding, and then click Next.
      3. Specify Name and Location: Enter the disk name, and then click Next.
      4. Configure Disk:
        1. Choose Create a new blank virtual hard disk.
        2. Size: Enter a disk size from the list at the beginning of this step.
        3. Click Next.
      5. Summary/New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard: Verify the description, and then click Finish.
    5. At the bottom of the Settings window, click Apply.
    When all of the disks are created, click OK.
  7. In the Hyper-V Manager Virtual Machines area, right-click the new virtual machine, and then choose Start.
    Figure 8. Starting a virtual machine
  8. In the Hyper-V Manager Virtual Machines area, right-click the new virtual machine, and then choose Connect.
  9. In the Virtual Machine Connection window, press Enter.
    The appliance installation process takes about 15 minutes, and should complete with no additional input.
    If received, disregard the Fast TSC calibration failure message.