Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Machine Gallery and Networking Improvements
In January, we added Quick Create to Hyper-V manager in Windows 10. Quick Create is a single-page wizard for fast, easy, virtual machine creation.
Starting in the latest fast-track Windows Insider builds (16327+) we’re expanding on that idea in two ways. Quick Create now includes:
- A virtual machine gallery with downloadable, pre-configured, virtual machines.
- A default virtual switch to allow virtual machines to share the host’s internet connection using NAT.
To launch Quick Create, open Hyper-V Manager and click on the “Quick Create…” button (1).
From there you can either create a virtual machine from one of the pre-built images available from Microsoft (2) or use a local installation source. Once you’ve selected an image or chosen installation media, you’re done! The virtual machine comes with a default name and a pre-made network connection using NAT (3) which can be modified in the “more options” menu.
Click “Create Virtual Machine” and you’re ready to go – granted downloading the virtual machine will take awhile.
Details about the Default Switch
The switch named “Default Switch” or “Layered_ICS”, allows virtual machines to share the host’s network connection. Without getting too deep into networking (saving that for a different post), this switch has a few unique attributes compared to other Hyper-V switches:
Read the entire article here, Hyper-V virtual machine gallery and networking improvements
via the fine folks at Microsoft.