These instructions were provided by Shelly Black, North Carolina State University Libraries.
Note that VirtualBox VM is a cross-platform virtualization application and Hyper-V cannot handle non-Windows operating systems.
System Requirements for Hyper-V
The Hyper-V role can be enabled on these versions of Windows 10:
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Education
The Hyper-V role cannot be installed on:
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
Not a complete list, but the following items are necessary according to Hyper-V documentation from Microsoft:
- 64-bit Processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).
- CPU support for VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-x on Intel CPU's).
- Minimum of 4 GB memory.
The following items will need to be enabled in the system BIOS:
- Virtualization Technology - may have a different label depending on motherboard manufacturer.
- Hardware Enforced Data Execution Prevention.
Figure 1: Within File, navigate to Export Appliance
Figure 2: Select the BitCurator VM
Figure 3: "Write Manifest file" and "Include ISO image files" should be checked
tar -xvf BitCurator-2.2.8.ova
Use Starwind V2V Converter, a tool for cloning and transforming VMs from one format to another.
Figure 4: Select local file as location of image to convert
Figure 5: Select file name and file info
Figure 6: Select local file as location of destination image
Figure 7: Select VHD/VHDX Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk as destination image format
Figure 8: Select VHDX growable image as VHD/VHDX image format
Figure 9: From the Action menu, navigate to New, and Virtual Machine
Figure 10: Within Specify Generation menu, choose the generation of the virtual machine
Figure 11: Within Connect Virtual Hard Disk menu, select "Use an existing virtual hard disk"
- For addressing internet connectivity issues, create a New Virtual Switch if VM does not connect to the Default Switch used for other VMs.
- Potential errors when extracting ova file using 7zip
- Converted to vhd growable image, but couldn’t open in Hyper-V when using Quick Create
- Repeated above but extracted ova in Terminal, got similar error in Hyper-V, even with secure boot on or off