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This guide explains how to deploy Private Node Server to a Microsoft Hyper-V environment using the Hyper-V Manager client.
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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:
Download and unzip the VM. You will see the following files:
├── Virtual Hard Disks
| └── disk-0.vhdx
└── Virtual Machines
Right-click the Hyper-V server where you want to deploy Private Node Server, and select Import virtual machine from the context menu.
Click Next on the first screen.
Specify the folder to which you unzipped the virtual machine and click Next.
Select the virtual machine in the list and click Next.
On the Choose Import Type page, select Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID) and click Next.
Specify the folders where VM files will be stored (or use the default ones) and click Next.
Specify the folder where the imported virtual hard disk will be stored and click Next.
Review the VM import settings and click Finish.
The importing process may take some time. Once it is complete, you will see a new virtual machine.
Before you start the VM, configure it to comply with the minimum system requirements for the desired monitoring capacity.
Right-click the VM and select Settings.
Set the required amount of Memory, Processor and Hard Drive storage.
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.
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.
After you adjust the hardware options for the VM, you can power it on.
In a few moments, you will see the VM console with a login prompt.
While you can complete the setup in the VM console, it is more convenient to do that by using the web interface that is part of Private Node Server. You need to know the IP address of the VM to do that.
To find the IP address of your Private Node Server:
Note down the IP address.
You can now access your Private Node Server from any computer on the same local network by navigating to https://<ip-address> in the web browser.
There are a few more things you need to do to have your Private Node Server truly up and running: