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Learn how to create an image file of your Cortex XDR Broker virtual machine (VM) for Microsoft Hyper-V.

To create a Broker virtual machine (VM) image for Microsoft Hyper-V, you need to download a Cortex XDR Broker VM VHD image, and then upload it to your newly created Microsoft Hyper-V VM. Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 or later is supported.


Download a Cortex XDR Broker VM VHD image. For more information, see the virtual machine compatability requirements in Configure the Broker VM.

Perform the following procedures in the order listed below.

  1. In the Hyper-V Manager, select NewVirtual Machine to open the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

  2. In the Specify Name and Location screen, specify a Name for your VM, and click Next.

  3. In the Specify Generation screen, select Generation 1, and click Next.

  4. In the Assign Memory screen, set the Startup memory to 8192 MB, and click Next.

  5. In the Configuring Networking screen, select the network adapter for the Connection, and click Next.

  6. In the Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen, select Use an existing virtual hard disk, Browse to the downloaded VHD image file, and click Next.

  7. In the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen, click Finish.

  1. From the Virtual Machines list, right-click the VM that you created, and select Start.

  2. When the State of the VM updates to Running, right-click the VM, and select Connect.

    The Broker VM console now displays.