Creating a Delphix Engine VM

  1. Download the image from and copy it to your VM directory.
  2. Start the Hyper-V Manager and specify Name and Location and then select Next.
  3. Select Generation 1, configure memory and then select Next.
    Memory: 64 GB (minimum), 128 GB (recommended)
  4. Set up Networking by selecting vNIC then select Next.
  5. Attach the downloaded image as a boot disk. Create a unique boot disk for each image. Note: Boot disks cannot be shared.
    1. Use an existing virtual hard disk.
    2. Browse to the location of VM.
    3. Select the Image.
  6. Select Finish, the VM will appear in the inventory.

Customize the VM by selecting Settings

  1. Delphix recommends having the IDE be the first device to boot from (under BIOS setting). 
  2. Adjust the number of CPU (min 8)
  3. Add a minimum of 3 equal-sized Hard Drives for the database storage. Use VHDX formatted disks. Recommend Fixed Size disk type. Note: Differencing Disk Types are not supported.
  4. Connect to the console and start the VM.
  5. Once the installation has completed, power on the Delphix Engine and proceed with the initial system configuration as described in Setting Up Network Access to the Delphix Engine.

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