The distribution Ubuntu 19.04 Linux is now included as a virtual machine available at Hyper-V quick create gallery.
Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery is a poorly exploited feature that allows users to quickly deploy popular operating systems that have been optimized to work under Hyper-V.
Hyper-V Manager includes a "Quick Create" option that opens a virtual machine gallery that can be easily downloaded and installed in Windows 10 and Windows Server.
In September of 2018, Canonical created a Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS installation for Hyper-V Manager. This month the company has released an installation for Ubuntu 19.04, which Microsoft has also released to the default Quick Create gallery.
The installation of the virtual machine has optimized, to include the following advantages:
- Improved embedding to clipboard
- Dynamic desktop size change
- Shared folders for easy host / guest file transfer
- Improved mouse experience that moves flawlessly between Host and Host Hosts
To access Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, just open Hyper-v Manager and click Action. Then click Quick Create. A list of the installed operating system will then appear.
To install Ubuntu 19.04, simply select it, and then click Create Virtual Machine. Hyper-V Manger will download the current installation from https://partner-images.canonical.com/hyper-v/desktop/disco/release/20190418/ubuntu-desktop-vhdx-19.04.zip and will automatically add it as a virtual machine.
When it is finished, Hyper-V Manager will tell you about the successful creation of the virtual machine and you should click the Connect to continue.
This will start Ubuntu 19.04, where you can set it up and use it. It is suggested that you create a Checkpoint before and after configuring the new virtual machine so you can get started again if necessary. To create a Checkpoint, click Action and then on Checkpoint.