Hyper-V & Oracle VM VirtualBox

Why Hyper-V:

  • Save money (cooling, warranty... etc.)
  • Save power
  • Save space
Think you need 6 server. You can do it only with 2 servers. 
2 X (1 server + 2 Hyper-V Server=3 Server)

To see your computer is available for Hyper-V:

Run cmd to reach command prompt. Run systeminfo command! Check the below of the results. 4 of them should be YES.
If not, check solutions online it might be BIOS settings. The 2nd one is NO for my computer. When I go to BIOS settings Security>Virtualization. I saw it is disabled! I switched it to Enable; then it worked!

Enable Hyper-V on Win 10

Via Power Shell Code: 
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

Via Control Panel (Settings): 
  • Right click on the Windows button and select ‘Apps and Features’.
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off.
  • Select Hyper-V and click OK. 
Then, your computer will be restarted.

To reach hyper-v; Go Windows Administrative Tools>Hyper-V Manager.
Under Actions; click on the "Quick Create..." and create a virtual OS. I choose Ubuntu.

Enable Hyper-V on Server 2016

Go "Add Roles and features". Check Hyper-V option and click on the next.

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Also, you can use Oracle virtual box to create virtual machine. (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) Just download it and install it. 
Please you may need to enable virtualization on BIOS settings. If your computer's Hyper-V feature is ON, virtual box 64-bit option may not show up. (I used my 2 days to solve this issue. :) )


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Hyper-V. I recommend to check this webpage about types of hypervisors.



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