SIRIS Virtual on Microsoft Hyper-V Setup


This article describes how to configure and deploy a SIRIS Virtual instance by using Hyper-V Manager.


  • Datto SIRIS Virtual
  • Microsoft Hyper-V



Before proceeding with the steps described in this article, review the prerequisites for running SIRIS Virtual. After reviewing the appropriate requirements, download the SIRIS Virtual VHDX image from

Configure a Virtual Switch

1. In the list of hypervisors under Hyper-V Manager, right-click the server that is hosting the SIRIS Virtual instance, and click Virtual Switch Manager.

Figure 1: Virtual Switch Manager

2. Configure at least one virtual switch that the SIRIS Virtual instance will use. You can either use an existing virtual switch or add a new one.

When configuring a virtual switch, ensure that its Connection type uses an External network, as shown in Figure 2. Consult Hyper-V documentation for more information about setting up a virtual switch.

Figure 2: Adding a virtual switch

3. When you are finished configuring your virtual switch, click OK.

Create the New Virtual Machine

1. In the Actions menu of Hyper V-Manager, click New ? Virtual Machine. This link will initiate the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

Figure 3: Selecting Virtual Machine

2. Read the overview in the Before You Begin section, then click Next.

Figure 4: Before you Begin

3. For the Specify Name and Location section, enter the name of your virtual machine in the Name field. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 5: Specify Name and Location

4. For the Specify Generation section, select Generation 2. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 6: Specify Generation 2

5. For the Assign Memory section, enter at least 16384 MB in the Startup memory field and uncheck the box next to Use Dynamic Memory for the virtual machine. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 7: Assign Memory

6. For the Configure Networking section, select the virtual switch you configured as part of the Configure a Virtual Switch section. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 8: Configure Networking

7. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen, click Use an existing virtual hard disk ? Browse to locate and select your SIRIS Virtual VHDX. Then, click Next to proceed.

Figure 9: Connect Virtual Hard Disk

8. Review your configured settings in the Summary and click Finish to create your virtual machine.

Figure 10: Summary

Configuring the Virtual Machine

1. Right-click your new virtual machine in the Virtual Machines table of Hyper-V Manager, and select Settings.

Figure 11: Selecting Settings

2. Select the Security category. Uncheck the box next to Enable Secure Boot to disable it.

Figure 12: Uncheck Enable Secure Boot

3. Next, select Processor and increase the Number of virtual processors to 4.

Figure 13: Number of virtual processors

4. Select your primary storage controller, select Hard Drive, and then click the Add button.

Figure 14: SCSI Controller → Hard Drive

5. Click the Virtual hard disk option, then click the New button to initiate the New Virtual Disk Wizard.

Figure 15: Virtual hard disk → New

6. Read the overview in the Before You Begin section, then click Next.

Figure 16: Before You Begin

7. For the Choose Disk Type section, select Fixed Size. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 17: Choose Disk Type

8. On the Specify Name and Location screen, enter the file name of your VHDX and its storage path. You may use any file name and file path. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 18: Specify Name and Location

9. For the Configure Disk section, select Create a new blank virtual hard disk and enter at least 1024 GB for its Size. Click Next to proceed.

Figure 19: Configure Disk

10. Review your configured settings in the Summary, then click Finish to create your virtual hard disk.

Figure 20: Summary

Starting the Virtual Machine

1. Right-click your newly created virtual machine in the Virtual Machines list of Hyper-V Manager and select Start.

Figure 21: Right-clicking the Virtual Machine and selecting Start

2. Double-click on the name of the virtual machine to open a console window displaying the Virtual Product Authorization process. For more information, read our Authorize a SIRIS Virtual Instance article.

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