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Installing General LIMS server on Hyper-V

You must have a machine with Hyper-V enabled Windows operation system ready. You can use the Hyper-V Manager to install and manage the instances. You may also need to run Powershell to get/set some system parameters. For details, refer to Create a virtual machine in Hyper-V.

1 Download the image file from General LIMS. Log in to General LIMS service; click General LIMS VM image, and click Download under Microsoft Hyper V. Unzip the downloaded file, and move the VHDX file to the folder where you save virtual hard disk.

2 Launch New Virtual Machine Wizard, you will need to select Generation 1 and assign the memory size. You must assign a network adapter to use virtual switch when it comes to Configure Networking. Select Attach a virtual hard disk later when you configure Connect virtual hard disk. In Summary section, click finish. Do not start the VM at this stage.

3 Configure the hardware settings. Right-click the VM you just created and click Settings. Set the BIOS to boot from IDE as the first choice; set the Number of virtual processors as well.

4 Continue from step 3, click IDE controller 0, and click add hard drive. Select Virtual hard disk, then click Browse to attach the VHDX file you unziped as the OS disk.

5 Start the virtual machine.

6 Create a new hard disk. Launch New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard by right-clicking the host server name. This disk will be used as a data disk. Select VHDX as the disk format and select Fixed size type. Specify the name and location of the virtual disk as well.

7 Attach the virtual hard disk to General LIMS server virtual machine. Right-click the virtual machine name and click Settings. Click SCSI controller, add a new hard drive to this SCSI controller. Select virtual hard disk and browse the local file system to pick the VHDX file that just created.

8 Get the virtual machine IP address by typing the following command in the Powershell. You will need the IP address to access the virtual machine.

PS C:\> (Get-VMNetworkAdapter -VMName your-VM-name).Ipaddresses

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