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
  • An account on the Zenoss Community site.
Use this procedure to install the Zenoss Core master 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 Zenoss Community.
  3. Download the Zenoss Core master host ISO file.
    • zenoss-core-6.1.2-1-master.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 the amount of memory for the host.
      • For multi-host deployments, enter 16384 (16GB).
      • For single-host deployments, enter 24576 (24GB).
    2. Optional: Check Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine.
      Zenoss Core 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 master 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 master 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.