Overview of installing on Microsoft Hyper-V
Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualization platform. Like other virtualization platforms, Hyper-V provides the ability to run multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform. You can run the vRouter as a virtual machine on the Hyper-V platform.
This document is for running the vRouter image on a Windows-based system installed with Hyper-V.
Hyper-V Manager is the management system for Hyper-V. Hyper-V Manager enables you to manage multiple physical servers that are running Hyper-V, in addition to all the virtual machines that are running on each of the physical servers. On Hyper-V, virtual machines are created by using virtual machine templates. For each release of its software, Ciena provides a Hyper-V virtual machine template that you can use to create virtual machines that are running the vRouter. In addition, Ciena also provides an ISO image that you can install on any system that is running a hypervisor.
Ciena provides a prebuilt Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for Hyper-V that you can use to run the vRouter on a Hyper-V virtual machine. Using the VHD simplifies the installation.
Refer to Installing the Vyatta NOS Hyper-V VHD for procedures to create a vRouter virtual machine by using the VHD for Hyper-V.
Ciena also provides an ISO that you can install on a Hyper-V virtual machine.
Refer to Installing the vRouter ISO on Hyper-V for procedures to install the vRouter ISO on a Hyper-V virtual machine.