000034557 - Installing RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 SP1 on Microsoft Hyper-V hosted on Windows 2012 Server

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Article Number000034557
Applies ToProduct Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1.SP1
Platform: Hyper-V
Platform (Other): Windows
O/S Version: Windows 2012
IssueThis article explains how to create and import Authentication Manager as a virtual machine on Microsoft Hyper-V running on Windows 2012 Server.
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About Microsoft Hyper-V


Microsoft Hyper-V is Microsoft virtualization tool.  For more information see Microsoft's information pages.
Hyper-V is available for Windows Server 2008 (R2), Windows Server 2012 (R2) and Windows Server 2016.  
 

Hyper-V Requirements


  1. 64-bit processor architecture and support virtualization.
  2. 64-bit operating system. However, the Hyper-V Manager console is available for both 64- and 32-bit operating systems. In the 32-bit OS you can use it to manage remote Hyper-V Server only.
  3. 4 GB of RAM.
 

Hyper-V Installation Steps


Click the link for installation steps for Windows Server 2012 R2.
 

Create an Authentication Manager instance on Hyper-V


Authentication Manager 8.1 SP1 and 8.2 are supported on Hyper-V hosted on Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Method 1


  1. Download Authentication Manager 8.1 (rsa-am-hyper-v-virtual-appliance-8.1.1.0.0.zip) or Authentication Manager 8.2 (rsa-am-hyper-v-virtual-appliance-8.2.0.0.0.zip). If installing Authentication Manager 8.1, be sure to download and install Service Pack 1 as well.
  2. Extract the .zip file.
  3. Make sure the unzipped folder contains two VHD files, a batch file and the PowerShell script.
  4. Right click on the file and select Run as administrator. The batch file will set the scripting execution policy to unrestricted (that is, To be able to run scripts in general). Also this batch file will call the PowerShell script named create_vm.ps1 in the background. Note that the PowerShell script will create and import the Authentication Manager virtual machine.
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  1. When prompted, type Y and press Enter.
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  1. Select RSA Authentication Manager Appliance.
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  1. Select RSA Authentication Manager [VMX].
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  • Method 2


  1. Download Authentication Manager 8.1 (rsa-am-hyper-v-virtual-appliance-8.1.1.0.0.zip) or Authentication Manager 8.2 (rsa-am-hyper-v-virtual-appliance-8.2.0.0.0.zip). If installing Authentication Manager 8.1, be sure to download and install Service Pack 1 as well.
  2. Extract the .zip file.
  3. Make sure the unzipped folder contains two VHD files, a batch file and the PowerShell script.
  4. Create a folder for your virtual machines and copy the two VHD files in the new folder.
  5. Open the Hyper-V Manager and select New > Virtual Machine.
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  1. On the Before you Begin page click Next. Change the name of virtual machine, This name is not the Authentication Manager's FQDN.
  2. Select Store the virtual machine in a different location then browse to the location where you copied the VHD earlier and click Next.
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  1. On the Specify Generation page, select Generation 1 and click Next
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  1. On the Assign Memory page notice that 4096 MB is the absolute minimum for startup memory. Also we do not support Dynamic Memory.  
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  1. On the Configure Networking page, select Virtual Switch.
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  1. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, select Attach a virtual hard disk later. We will attach it manually in a later step.
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  1. Review the summary and click Finish.
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  1. Make sure that the virtual machine is shown in the Hyper-V Manager. Right click on the VM then click Settings.
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  1. From the VM settings, highlight Hard Drive and click Add.  We will need ot add two hard drives.
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  1. Browse to the location where you saved the two VHD files then click OK.
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  1. Start and connect to the virtual machine.
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  1. Enter the FQDN, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server IP address information.
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