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...

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/47a23a74-e13c-46de-8d30-ad0afb1eaffc1033.mspx?mfr=true

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