To deploy QoreStor on Microsoft Hyper-V and to use the QoreStor Hyper-V cmdlets, ensure that the following prerequisites are met. For more information about the available QoreStor Hyper-V cmdlets, see the topic, “Using the Suppported cmdlets for QoreStor for Hyper-V” in this document.

NOTE: These prerequisites are applicable to Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Hyper- V environments.

  1. Required User Privileges:

    You must have administrator privileges or you must be a member of the administrator’s group

  2. Extract the downloaded QoreStor installation package on the Hyper-V host to access its files. It may take couple of seconds for the files to be extracted. Before executing the Hyper-V installation process the following software pre-requisites are required:

    NOTE: This software is easily accessible from the Pre-Requisites folder. The pre-requisite file names may change due to different QoreStor OS versions release and also other updates may be required.

    • Installing .NET Framework 4.5

      NOTE: For convenience both online and offline version of .NET 4.5 is available along with the .NET security update packages. For this deployment use the .NET Framework 4.5.1 offline full install option along with the two security update file of .NET.

    • Installing Windows PowerShell 4.0

      Windows PowerShell 4.0 is part of the Windows Management Framework 4.0. Refer to the following link for more information:

Additional prerequisites for deploying QoreStor in Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Hyper- V environment

Installing the Hyper-V Management Tools

This prerequisite is a Windows feature that contains a PowerShell extension to manage Hyper-V servers on Windows 2012 R2 systems. Using PowerShell to install this feature, enter the following commands with elevated privileges:

  • Install-WindowsFeature Hyper-V-Tools – This command enables Windows to administer Hyper-V.
  • Install-WindowsFeature Hyper-V-PowerShell – This command installs additional PowerShell commands specialized for Hyper-V.
  • Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned – This command allows scripts signed by a trusted publisher to be run on Windows server..

After the pre-requisites are complete, you can deploy QoreStor on the local Hyper-v host. For more information, see the topic “Deploying QoreStor on a Local Hyper-V Host”.