Admin Center: Create a Virtual Machine on a Hyper-V Host

In this tutorial, we will have how to create a virtual machine with the Admin Center interface on a Hyper-V host.


Create a virtual machine

1. On the Admin Center, from the list of connections, click on the Hyper-V server.

Admin Center - Server list

2. If the Hyper-V role is available, on the Tools menu, Virtual Machines appears, click 1 .

Admin Center - Server resume

3. On this is a summary of the virtual machines with the top CPU and memory consumption. Click on Inventory 1 .

Admin Center - VM resume

4. The list of virtual machines on the server is displayed with their status and a summary of the resource consumption. Click on + New 1 .

Admin Center - VM list

5. Entrer le nom de l’ordinateur virtuel 1, sélectionner la Génération 2 puis cliquer sur Parcourir 3.

Admin Center - Create VM

6. Choose the storage folder 1 of the VM and click OK 2 .

Admin Center - Create VM

7. Configure CPU 1 / Memory 2 / Network Card 3 .

Admin Center - Create VM

8. Click on Add a disk 1 and indicate its size 2 .

Admin Center - Create VM

If you add multiple hard drives, the hard drive added last will have the lowest number on the scsi controller, in case of automatic deployment the installation will be done on this volume.

9. Configure operating system installation mode 1 and click Create 2 .

Admin Center - Create VM

10. The virtual machine is created 1 .

Admin Cente - VM added

The Admin Center has a notification center that also allows you to follow current and completed actions.

Modify the virtual machine

1. Select virtual machine 1 by clicking on line 1 then click on More 2 / Parameters 3 .

Admin Center - VM edit

2. As on the Hyper-V console, it is possible to change the settings of the virtual machine.

Admin Center - VM edit

Start the virtual machine

1. Select virtual machine 1 by clicking on line 1 and then click on Start 2 .

Admin Center - VM start

2. The computer is started.

Admin Center - VM started

Connect to the virtual machine

1. Select the 1 virtual machine, click More 2 and then Download the RDP 3 file.

Admin Center - Get RDP

2. Save the RDP file.

3. Run the file, click on Connection 1 .

RDP for VM

4. Enter the credentials to connect to the Hyper-V server.


5. Connection to the virtual machine established in RDP.

VM console


Using the Admin Center allows you to manage Hyper-V servers and virtual machines with a single interface.

The Web interface allows you to have more information at a glance than through the Hyper-V console.

The virtual machine creation is also more complete because it is possible from the moment of creation to modify the number of CPUs, which is not possible with the consoles.

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