I've installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on a spare box. How do I configure and manage the server?
I configured as much as I could find to be
Now back at my desk (Windows Vista 64-bit) I want to make the server do stuff, for example:
- create the RAID volume
- create virtual machines
- make it hyper
I can't remote desktop to it:
I can't use Computer Management to manage Hyper-V*ness*, or the drives:
I tried downloading the Windows Vista Management Tools for Hyper-V, but they apparently do not apply to my system:
There is no domain. I tried adding my desktop login/pass as an account on the server, but my 21-character password (including spaces and special characters) doesn't meet the server's password requirement.
That's what I've tried, but you can ignore all that. Let's start over:
How do I manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?
Note: Because of the Hyper-V limitations, I just repurposed the server and abandoned Hyper-V server. Hyper-V was an interesting idea, but not yet ready for real world production use.
As a result I won't be checking answers to see if they work (as if you should need a wiki to figure out how to configure a server). I'll make this a community wiki, so that others continue to have a place to figure out how to manage a Hyper-V server - but I'll no longer be monitoring it.