2 Free Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 (Desktop + Server) Gen2 VHDX Hyper-V 2012 R2 Virtual Appliances.

April 20th, 2014 by Andrea Matesi 11922 Views

Ubuntu 14.04 X64 login

New Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 Desktop Hyper-V Virtual Appliance available.



Ubuntu 14.04 X64 login

New Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 Server Hyper-V Virtual Appliance available.


Go to the “Downloads” section and grab your copy today!


Release Notes.

Ubuntu 14.04 X64 install ubuntu

For all y’all Hyper-V 2012 R2 lovers, today I released two new GEN2 virtual appliances.

They are based on the official Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 Desktop or Server.

Both Operating Systems were deployed on new VHDX SCSI hdds.

To deploy a new Virtual Machine:

  • Simply download, extract and Import (“Action” -> “Import Virtual Machine“) the appliance of your choice into your Microsoft “Hyper-V 2012 R2“-based Host .



Full recipe.

Ubuntu 14.04 X64 installing ubuntu

The Virtual Machine definitions are included in this release.

Virtual Machine Details:

  • VM configured as “Generation 2” VM.
  • Virtual HDD Format: VHDX.
  • VHDX Size (default): 127GB.
  • VHDX Type: Dynamic.
  • CPUs = 1.
  • Startup RAM = 2048 MB, now configured as “Dynamic“.
  • Network Adapter interface unconfigured (ie. you’ll have to manually add one).
  • Login with User Name = “user” and Password = “p@ssw0rd” (without double quotes).

Virtual Appliances location:



No Easter eggs included!

Ubuntu 14.04 X64 installing ubuntu

These virtual appliances consist of official “ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso” & “ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64.iso” distros installed (respectively) into one Dynamic SCSI VHDX.

The VMs were deployed on a new (ie. unpatched) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (with just the Hyper-V role enabled).

Ubuntu was installed by selecting the default installer prompts.

But please refer to the “setup-screenshots”-folder (included within each virtual appliance), for the steps taken.


Still undecided if that’s for you?

Ubuntu 14.04 X64 ubuntu Restarting

Virtual Appliances are a convenient way to deploy fully working VMs in no time.

The alternative is to build your own -- In this case you’ll have to download the full Ubuntu ISO image (~1GB), deploy your VM and install the OS on it.

If you have no time and limited bandwidth then the Virtual Appliances are just for you.

Go to the “Downloads” section and grab your copy today!

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4 responses to “2 Free Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 (Desktop + Server) Gen2 VHDX Hyper-V 2012 R2 Virtual Appliances.”

  1. TDANo Gravatar says:

    I’ve installed by myself (official .iso) the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Hyper-V 2012R2 server.
    But I noticed that is really really SLOW.
    Any clue?

  2. Hi TDA and thank you for your comment.

    -- How much RAM did you allow to Ubuntu? Official recommendations: 1.5GB (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuGNOME) / Unofficial recommendation (by me): Min. 2 GB.

    -- Does your CPU support Virtualization extensions? IF yes, did you enable VT-d on your BIOS?

    -- Did you setup/enable swap?

    -- Is RRAS running on your 2012R2? IF YES, Disable it and try again (this is a known issue: http://serverfault.com/questions/532161/routing-and-remote-access-preventing-hyper-v-vm-shutdown).

    -- Further reading: http://askubuntu.com/questions/450143/why-is-ubuntu-14-04-using-too-much-ram


  3. haydenNo Gravatar says:

    password doesn’t work.

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