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Step 3: Configure Hyper-V to Use Scale-Out File Server

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: April 2, 2014

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



Hyper-V is one of two Microsoft applications that are supported when using Scale-Out File Server for data storage. When the failover cluster is configured, virtual machines can be configured by using Hyper-V Manager.

 

Task Description

3.1. Verify permissions

Ensure that the permissions on the continuously available file share are configured correctly to host virtual machines.

3.2. Create a new virtual machine

Create a new virtual machine by using Hyper-V Manager.

You should ensure that the proper permissions are granted on the continuously available file share before you create the virtual machines.

  1. Log on to the server as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the shared folder.

  3. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing, and then click Permissions.

  5. Ensure that the Hyper-V computer accounts, the SYSTEM account, and all Hyper-V administrators have full control permissions.

  6. Click OK twice.

  7. Click the Security tab.

  8. Ensure that the Hyper-V computer accounts, the SYSTEM account, and all Hyper-V administrators have full control permissions.

You create a virtual machine by using Hyper-V Manager. When you are prompted for the virtual machine location, enter the name of the client access point that is configured in the failover cluster for Scale-Out File Server.

  1. Log on to the server running Hyper-V as a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click Start, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  3. Right-click the server running Hyper-V name, point to New, and then click Virtual Machine.

  4. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  5. On the Specify Name and Location page, in the Name box, type a name for the virtual machine.

  6. Select the Store the virtual machine in a different location check box. In the Location box, type the client access point that is configured in the failover cluster for Scale-Out File Server, and then click Next.

  7. On the Assign Memory page, type the desired amount of memory in the Startup memory box, and then click Next.

  8. On the Configure Networking page, in the Connection box, choose the appropriate network, and then click Next.

  9. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, create a virtual hard disk and set the location to the client access point that is configured in the failover cluster for Scale-Out File Server, and then click Next.

  10. On the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard page, click Finish.

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