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How to deploy Snapt into Hyper-V

Welcome to the Hyper-V deployment guide! As with all our other VM images we’ve made it as easy as possible to get Snapt deployed into your environment. Either is on Hyper-V, VMware or a custom Linux installation.

So let us get started, simply follow the guide below to get Snapt up and running


Step 1: Get the latest Hyper-V Image

Firstly, before we continue, you’ll need to ensure that you have the latest available image for Hyper-V downloaded from our downloads page

Step 2: Extracting the archive

In order to speed up the download process, we’ve compressed the file to make it as small as possible. The downloaded file name would look something similar to this

snapt-vhdx.tar.gz

Step 3: Open Hyper-V Manager

Now that we’ve extracted the file that we’ll use to boot within Hyper-V, it’s time now to log in and get ready to deploy. And select the preferred machine you want to connect to.

Step 4: Creating a Virtual Machine

Next, you’ll click on “New”

Followed by “Virtual Machine…”

Next, you will now see the Virtual Machine Wizard. Here you’ll click “Next”

Step 5: Your VM name

Now you can specify a name for your Snapt deployment – we recommend making it easy to identify when looking through a list of VM’s

You’ll also see below the option to select a different location where you want to store the virtual machine. We recommend checking with your internal policies regarding this.

Step 6: Generation Selection

Choose Generation 1 and proceed to select “Next”

Step 7: Memory Allocation

We recommend starting out with 2GB (2048 MB) of memory, and when needed, scale-out the resource allocation as needed/depending on load.

Below the “Startup memory” you’ll see an entry “Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine” we recommend consulting with your Hyper-V manager or company policy if this option should be used.

Step 8: Network Configuration

Please select the appropriate network connection for this deployment and continue to click through to “Next”

Step 9: Selecting the downloaded disk

Now, you’ll select the option “Use an existing virtual hard disk”

Next up, you’ll have to browse to the downloaded virtual disk. Ensure that you selected the correct disk before proceeding to click on the “Next” button

Step 10: Summary

Next up, you’ll be presented with a short summary before the VM image will be deployed. Please review this and ensure everything is correct before proceeding to click on “Finish”

You should now see your new VM listed under “Virtual Machines” in the Hyper-V Manager. Right-click on your VM and select “Connect…”

Under the “Action” menu select “Start”.

After the VM image has been deployed successfully, you’ll see the Snapt Console being presented

Connecting to Snapt UI

Once the system has finished booting you can type the below command into the CLI console

getipaddress

if your network supports DHCP, an IP address will be displayed on the console. If no IP address is disabled, this means that your network is not setup with DHCP and you’ll have to manually assign the IP address to your VM by running the following command

sudo networkConfig

The default password is: snapt

You can now open a web browser and navigate to http://youripaddress:8080 and login to Snapt with the default username and password (admin/admin)

Updated on August 7, 2019


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