Install Apstra Server on Hyper-V

Kindly ensure Microsoft Hyper-V Manager is available in the Hyper-V systems based environment. These instructions are based on using Hyper-V Manager on a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition:

  1. In Hyper-V Manager, in the Actions panel, click New, then click Virtual Machine.

  2. Specify the VM name.

  3. Specify the generation type as Generation1.

  4. Provide the required vCPU and RAM values. The example below allocates 2vCPU and 8 GB RAM. However, in production the VM resources should be allocated based on Apstra Server Resource Requirements.

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  5. To set up a network environment, select Virtual Switch Manager and create the virtual switch. Under VM settings select the appropriate virtual switch under Hyper-V network adapter. This should help the Apstra server connect on the management network to the devices managed by it. In the example below, the management network is residing on Internal Network Virtual Switch. However, in a production setup, select the appropriate virtual switch as per your deployment environment.

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  6. Locate and select the disk image in the VHD or VHDX format on your computer:

  7. When the VM is up and running you are ready to configure the Apstra server Open a console to it using Hyper-V Manager. After the Apstra server is configured, Docker daemon will run properly.