Hyper-V lab up and running
I wrote this a couple weeks back but forgot to post it...
I've been pretty flat out the last couple of months, so haven't had much time for blogging and being a nerd at home, but I finally found some time to rebuild my lab at home to run on Hyper-V on a new machine. I bought a bunch of hardware a few months back to upgrade my existing machine, and it just sat there.
My new lab machine is running Windows Server 2008 Core with Hyper-V on the following hardware:
- Intel Quad-Core Q6600
- 8GB RAM
- Gigabyte GA-
- 7 SATAII drives (1x250GB for OS, 2x500GB mirrored for VM's, 4x1TB RAID5 for "data")
- ThermalTake Armor Case (it's huge!!!)
Had some fun getting Server 2008 Core up and running, as the drivers that come with the Gigabyte GA- are not signed, so had to go hunting for WHCL drivers for the onboard RAID controller. Once that was installed then run though I was off to the races. Configuring Server Core is easy if you follow the Step-By-Step guide here...