How do I run Bright under MS Windows Server Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008/R2)?
This article walks you through an install of Bright under Microsoft Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008/R2). It assumes you are picking up and installing Bright with RHEL6u3 as a base distribution. But it should work pretty much the same for other Red Hat derivatives, such as Cen
Install Bright Under Hyper-V
1. Open Hyper-V Manager: Click Start, point
2. Create a new virtual machine where you will install Bright: In the Actions menu, click New, and then click Virtual Machine.
3. Specify the Bright installation media like this: Right-click the virtual machine that you created, and then click Settings. In IDE Controller, select one of the following:
- An image file in ISO format that contains the files required for installation
- A physical CD/DVD drive that contains the installation media
4. Turn on the virtual machine: Right-click the virtual machine that you created, and then click Connect.
5. Begin installing Bright as described in section 2.3 "Head Node Installation: Bare Metal Method" in the Administra
6. When prompted, restart the virtual machine and complete any first-boot configuration tasks.
There are two type of network adapters, "Legacy Network Adapter" and (non-legacy) "Network Adapter". The legacy network adapter works without installing a virtual machine driver because the driver is already available on most operating systems. It emulates a physical network adapter, multiport DEC 21140 10/100TX 100 MB. Also, it supports network-based installations via PXE. The legacy network adapter is
Unless a legacy network adapter was added during the virtual machine’s initial configuration, the virtual machine will
2. Supporting new hardware
If the "Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V" drivers, freely available from Microsoft, are built and installed, then you can user the Hyper-V manager
- add a non-legacy network adapter
- add the IDE s
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- add the SCSI s
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The integration services can improve speed and functionality. However, this procedure is non-trivial because Microsoft only supports certain guest operating systems.
Install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4
1. Log on
2. In Hyper-V Manager, configure LinuxICv34.ISO as a virtual CD/DVD drive on the virtual machine. The exact name will depend on the version of the Linux Integration Services.
3. Once configured, the LinuxICv34.ISO should appear mounted under /media/CDROM if au
# mount /dev/cdrom /media
For RHEL / Cen
# cd /media/CDROM/RHEL6012
For RHEL / Cen
# cd /media/CDROM/RHEL63
5. Run the following command
For RHEL / Cen
1. Readme of Linux Integration Services 3.4 for Hyper-V
Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V:
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34603" target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34603a>
Supported Linux operating systems:
Windows server 2008/R2 drivers: