Deploying Private Node Server on Hyper-V

This guide explains how to deploy Private Node Server to a Microsoft Hyper-V environment using the Hyper-V Manager client.

In This Guide


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In this guide, we use the Hyper-V Manager client application to import a VM to a Hyper-V server. Hyper-V Manager is available as part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10, or Hyper-V Management Tools for earlier versions of Windows. To learn how to install Hyper-V Manager, see:

Deployment: Key Points

Importing the VM

  1. Download and unzip the VM. You will see the following files:

    ├── Snapshots
    ├── Virtual Hard Disks
    |    └── disk-0.vhdx
    └── Virtual Machines
         └── <VM_ID>.xml

  2. Open Hyper-V Manager on your computer.
  3. Right-click the Hyper-V server where you want to deploy Private Node Server, and select Import virtual machine from the context menu.

    Import Virtual Machine

  4. Click Next on the first screen.

  5. Specify the folder to which you unzipped the virtual machine and click Next.

    Import Virtual Machine: Locate Folder

  6. Select the virtual machine in the list and click Next.

    Select Virtual Machine

  7. On the Choose Import Type page, select Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID) and click Next.

    Choose Import Type

  8. Specify the folders where VM files will be stored (or use the default ones) and click Next.

    Choose Folders for Virtual Machine Files

  9. Specify the folder where the imported virtual hard disk will be stored and click Next.

    Choose Folders to Store Virtual Hard Disks

  10. Review the VM import settings and click Finish.

    Review Import Settings

  11. The importing process may take some time. Once it is complete, you will see a new virtual machine.

    New VM in Hyper-V

Adjusting VM Resources

Before you start the VM, configure it to comply with the minimum system requirements for the desired monitoring capacity.

  1. Right-click the VM and select Settings.

    Edit VM Settings

  2. Set the required amount of Memory, Processor and Hard Drive storage.

    VM hardware configuration

  3. On the Network Adapter tab, select the virtual network adapter for your VM.

    Note: This network must be DHCP-enabled and must be connected to the Internet. If needed, you can switch the VM to a non-DHCP network later, after the initial configuration.

    VM network adapter

  4. If you are going to add multiple copies of the VM, select the Network Adapter > Advanced Features tab and change the MAC address to a unique one.

    Static MAC address

  5. Change the other options as needed.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.

Starting Private Node Server

After you adjust the hardware options for the VM, you can power it on.

Start VM in Hyper-V

In a few moments, you will see the VM console.

Now, you need to know the IP address of your private node so you can access its Control Panel (web interface).

Once you know the IP address, you can access your Private Node Server from any computer on the same local network by navigating to https://<ip-address> in a web browser.

What’s Next

There are a few more things you need to do to have your Private Node Server truly up and running:

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