Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've just installed hyper-v server on a new machine for testing purposes and wonders if there is a way to access one of the guests locally?

Or is it only through Hyper-V manager (or remote desktop) from a different machine I can access them?

So the only solution would be to install Windows Server 2008 and add the Hyper-V role to it if I want to be able to work on the server machine as well?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 6 down vote accepted

Hyper-V Server is an embedded hypervisor without any graphical UI; in this, it is very similar to a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008, or to a VMWare ESX server.

You can only do command-line management from the console, and guests are accessible only remotely.

You're right, if you need to run VMs and access them from the same server console, you need a full Windows Server 2008 installation with the Hyper-V role.

share|improve this answer

Obtain the latest version of PSHyper-V. Perform the following (and note the word "locally"):

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual%5Fpc%5Fguy/archive/2009/02/10/enabling-powershell-on-hyper-v-server-2008-r2.aspx

A prudent way to get acquainted with PSHyper-V is to do a full (not core) install of Win Server 2008 R2 onto a dev box, thus being able to confirm the results of a Powershell/WMI command via Hyper-V Manager (also on the dev box). Once well understood, PSHyper-V scripts can then, for example, be used with confidence against an ultra-minimal Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 install.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.