Creating a virtual machine with Hyper-V

To perform this task, you need:
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Administrator privileges on a Microsoft Hyper-V server
  • Permission to download files from delivery.zenoss.com.
Use this procedure to install the Resource Manager delegate host appliance as a virtual machine managed by Microsoft Hyper-V.
  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. In a web browser, navigate to the download site, and then log in.
    The download site is delivery.zenoss.com.
  3. Download the Resource Manager delegate host ISO file.
    • zenoss-zsd-6.1.1-1-delegate.x86_64.iso
  4. Open Hyper-V Manager.
  5. In the left navigation pane, choose a server to host the virtual machine.
  6. From the Action menu, choose New > Virtual Machine.
    The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.
  7. In the New Virtual Machine Wizard dialog, display the Specify Name and Location panel.
    If the first panel displayed is the Before You Begin panel, click Next.
  8. In the Specify Name and Location panel, provide a name for the virtual machine, and then click Next.
  9. In the Specify Generation panel, choose Generation 1, and then click Next.
  10. In the Assign Memory panel, specify the memory for the virtual machine.
    1. In the Startup memory field, enter 32768 (32GB).
    2. Optional: Check Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine.
      Resource Manager is tested with dynamic memory enabled.
    3. Click Next.
  11. In the Configure Networking panel, choose a virtual switch, and then click Next.
  12. In the Connect Virtual Hard Disk panel, specify a new disk on which to install the guest operating system.
    1. Choose Create a virtual hard disk.
    2. Specify a name.
    3. In the Size field, enter 30.
    4. Click Next.
  13. In the Installation Options panel, specify the delegate host ISO file.
    1. Choose Install an operating system from a bootable CD/DVD-ROM.
    2. Choose Image file (.iso).
    3. Specify or browse to the location of the delegate host ISO file.
    4. Click Next.
  14. In the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard panel, verify the description, and then click Finish.
    Hyper-V Manager creates the new virtual machine, and then closes the wizard.