02-14-2015 02:31 PM
Install AirWave to Hyper-V Feb15-MHC
I just installed AirWave successfully to a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. So I document the installation with a few notes so you can avoid frustration of instalation hang or crash or application not runing at all.
This tutorial is for AMP 184.108.40.206 ISO, Windows Server 2012 or 2012-R2.
Figure 1: Before you can install Hyper-V service, you must enable Virtual Technology in the BIOS, which is disable by default.
Figure 2: Add Hyper-V role to Windows 2012 R2 server
Figure 3: Add Virtual Switch and made this switch connect to the network adapter that carries the network that you want AirWave on
Click next, Hyper-V will install.
After Hyper-V finishes installation and server reboots, run Hyper-V Manager
Figure 4: In Hyper-V Manager, click New, Virtual Machine to create a Virtual Machine
Figure 5: Give it a name
Figure 6: “Specify Generation” check Generation 1. This is new for 2012 R2, if you are running 2012 Hyper-V, you don’t see this screen.
Figure 7: Assign 1024 Mb memory and check "Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine." 1024 MB startup will help machine boot faster.
Figure 8: Connect this machine to the Virtual switch that was created earlier in Figure 3. This is where your AMP connects to your network.
Figure 9: Create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). Size of VHD depends on your environment. You cannot change this after it creates, so choose the size carefully.
Figure 10: Point your Virtual Machine to an iso image (or physical DVD)
When you click Finish, Hyper-V builds the Virtual Machine.
Figure 11: After Hype-V builds the machine, you can start it by right click the machine and start.
Figure 12: type "install" at the boot prompt, CentOS will start to install
In few minutes installation stops and lets you know that “eth0 is not available”. Go back to Hyper-V Manager, click Settings. You need to modify the network settings. All Linux virtual machines are not working with normal Hyper-V NIC, you need to change it to “Legacy Network Adapter”
Figure 13: In this screen you can do all differnt setting parameters for your virtual machine. We are going to change Network settings.
Figure 14: Remove the default Network Adapter.
Figure 15: Add "Legacy Network Adapter"
Figure 16: When you are in the settings, give AirWave at least 2 proc, check hardware requirement for your environment. You must give this machine 2 proc or more or AMP will fail to install.
This setting can be changed after installation if you require more than 2 proc.
After done with Settings, start AirWave, give 30 minutes for CentOS to install.
After CentOS finishes installation, reboot, and login as “root”, with password “admin” and run ./amp-install.
Step 1 and 2 are simple. It is a big lie in AMP installation step 3 as it states “This will take a few minutes.” Give it a few hours for this installation.
When AMP installation completes, if it hang, just reboot and continue to step 4.
If you watch the installation in details (CTRL-ALT-F9,) you will see errors, warnings, pauses, just be patient and let it works through.
I hope I did not leave out any crucial step that causes the installation to fail.
Let me know if you have any questions or problems.
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10-02-2015 01:58 PM
I've followed all the steps to the "t" but everytime I complete the install my Hyper-V VM locks up after the AMP install. I can get back to login screen and put in the default credentials, it show the latest version is installed. The cursor blinks for about 30 seconds then stops. I loose all keyboard and mouse function. please help
10-02-2015 07:45 PM
Did you give it 2 procs as in figure 16?
Also startup memory at 4096 MB
If you are installing AMP 8, you don't need to change to "legacy network interface"