Product Documentation

App Layering in Hyper-V

Sep 01, 2017

Hyper-V prerequisites

Ensure that the Hyper-V virtual machine from where you are installing the appliance meets the following prerequisites:

  • Windows Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Virtual network in Hyper-V

Storage requirements

  • 350–500 GB Storage Space
    The App Layering appliance uses local storage for temporary files and finalized layers. The more layers you create, the more space you need. However, if you run low on space, you can expand the size of the current disk, or add other disks to the appliance when needed.

  • 40–100 GB network file share (SMB)
    The file share connected to the appliance is used for upgrades, Elastic Layers, and cross-platform publishing. This space is easy to expand, if needed.

Operating system requirement

  • Operating system for layered images

    You need a supported operating system freshly installed from ISO, to use in your OS layer. The OS layer is used to build all your other layers and layered images. Preferably, import the ISO from your hypervisor so that the operating system is partially optimized for your environment.