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Hyper-V installation

Installing a Media Booster on Hyper-V

Before you begin, obtain a configuration file and two virtual hard disks from Imagine Learning technical support—one hard disk contains Media Booster software, and the other is used for the configuration file. You need to install the Media Booster software on the virtual machine and then add the configuration file to the virtual hard disk.

To install Media Booster software

  1. Select New > Virtual Machine.

    HyperV installation screen

  2. Enter the name you will use to identify the virtual machine (e.g., Imagine Learning Media Booster), then click Next.

    HyperV installation screen

  3. Specify Generation 1 as the generation of the virtual machine, then click Next.

    HyperV installation screen

  4. Assign 8192 MB as the amount of memory to allocate to the virtual machine, then click Next.

    HyperV installation screen

  5. Configure networking by selecting a network connection, then click Next.

    HyperV installation screen

  6. Select Use an existing virtual hard disk, and browse to the correct location to attach the Imagine Learning Media Booster.vhd virtual hard disk, then click Next.

    HyperV installation screen

  7. Click Finish to create the virtual machine and close the wizard.

    HyperV installation screen

To configure the Media Booster for your school

  1. Place the configuration file given to you by Imagine Learning technical support in the Media Booster Config .vhd.
  2. Start the Media Booster, then select Settings....

    HyperV installation screen

  3. Navigate to SCSI controller, then select Hard Drive, then click Add.

    HyperV installation screen

  4. Change the Location to 1, select Virtual hard disk, and navigate to the location of Media Booster Config.vhd, then click Apply.

    HyperV installation screen

  5. The machine shuts down and restarts. When this process is complete, click Remove to disconnect the virtual hard drive.
 

When you have completed the steps to install and start the Media Booster, contact Imagine Learning to verify that the Media Booster is working properly.

After the virtual Media Booster is online, 100 GB of media files will download automatically. The download completion time depends on your Internet connection.