Windows 10 Hyper-V VM Settings Part 1 Hardware. In this post, we talk about settings that exist in Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager.

Note: They little different with Windows Server

1. Run your Hyper-V Manager, select “Virtual Machine” (VM) and click “Settings“;

hvmvmset12. Add Hardware – you may add to your VM more Disks, Network Adapters, Video Adapter and Fibre Channel Adapter;

hvmvmset23. Firmware – select your boot device priority (default first “DVD Drive“. After System is installed on “Virtual Disk” – it’s becoming first boot device);

hvmvmset34. Security – new feature for control VM security in “Generation 2“. Read more at TechNet;

hvmvmset45. Memory – you control how much memory is use by VM, or enable “Dynamic Memory“, also control VM memory priorities;

hvmvmset56. Processor – control processors of your VM, as example you may increase or decrease quantity of “Virtual CPU” (vCPU);

hvmvmset67. Hard Drive (sub-option for SCSI Controller) – you may select “Virtual Disk” for your VM or use “Physical Disk“;

hvmvmset78. Quality of Service “QoS“(sup-option for “Hard Drive“) – you can control IOPS of your VM disks;

hvmvmset89. DVD Drive (sub-option for SCSI Controller) – connect *.iso images to your VM (or disconnect);

hvmvmset910. Network Adapter – select “Virtual Switch” for your VM, use vlan (“Enable virtual LAN identification“). And control bandwidth or your virtual network (“Enable bandwidth management“);

hvmvmset1011. Advanced Features (sub-option for “Network Adapter“) – in this part very useful “MAC address” parameter – you can choose to use “Static” MAC Address for you VM “Virtual Switch“. Sometimes it’s very useful option.

hvmvmset11It the next part we talk about Management options.