Cool Solution - Installing UCS in Microsoft Hyper-V

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This article is giving an overview over the installation of UCS 4.1 inside Microsoft Hyper-V.

The process of the installation described in the following article is tested with Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V.
The instructions described here might differ for older version of Windows Server/Hyper-V.

Creation of Virtual Machine

For the creation of the virtual machine, you first have to download the UCS iso-File provided on our Homepage.
After your download is finished, you can create the machine via the Menu Actions->New->Virtual Machine inside the Hyper-V Manager.

Here, you have to make sure to select Generation 1 as virtual machine generation in the Specify Generation tab,
deselect Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine in the Assign Memory tab
and choose the UCS iso-File as installation image file. Everything else can be configured to your desires.

Now, before you start the virtual machine, you have to change the network adapter of the machine to the legacy network adapter and the MAC address to a static one. This can be done in the settings of the virtual machine. Make sure, that you delete the default network adapter and configure the legacy network adapter with correct settings before starting the virtual machine.

Installation of UCS

During the installation there are no special requirements. However, to ensure a proper functioning, you should install the patchlevel and errata updates for UCS 4.
You can study the UCS Quickstart guide for further help during the installation. Please also consider reading the known issues stated on this page.

Known issues


It can be possible, that the UCS Bootsplash is completely distorted. You can can solve this by disabling the Bootsplash with the following command:

ucr set grub/bootsplash=nosplash

after logging in via shell.

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