The Configuring Hyper-V module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Enable Hyper-V Feature
  • Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints
  • Managing Virtual Disks

Exercise 1 - Enable Hyper-V Feature

Hyper-V is a machine virtualization platform from Microsoft that enables you to install and run multiple 32-bit or 64-bit OS in parallel on the same machine. This enables you to work on various OS without having to invest in expensive computer hardware. In addition, you can use Hyper-V to install and test virtual machines of various configurations without affecting the functionality of other virtual or physical machines.

For Hyper-V service to run in Windows 10, the computer hardware must have a 64-bit processor that supports second level address translation (SLAT), at least 4 GB of system memory and BIOS-level virtualization support. You can verify with your system vendor to find out if your computer can run this virtualization platform.

To be able to see the pre-installation phase of Windows, you will use Hyper-V as this gives you access to the entire installation process.

Exercise 2 - Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints

Checkpoints in Hyper-V gives you the capability to take a snapshot of the current state of your virtual machine. The created checkpoint provides a reference when performing a rollback of the virtual machine state to an earlier system setting. This feature enables you to undo changes that were made to the virtual machine in the event you made errors in configuring the virtual machine.

Exercise 3 - Managing Virtual Disks

You can create virtual disks for the virtual machine provided you have enough disk storage on the Hyper-V host.

In this exercise, you will create an additional virtual disk and initialize it for storage.

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