It is possible to install HipChat server on a Windows based VM which in running on Hyper-V? Reading the system requirements it only supports VMware, VirtualBox and AWS. Why no Hyper-V? And even if it does work with Hyper-V, can we install HipChat on Windows to or should it be Linux?
I was recently asked how I got HipChat Server running at all on Hyper-V 2012 R2 since it's only available as an OVA. Figured I'd share my procedure here in case anyone else feels like giving it a whirl. Note that this is almost certainly NOT supported by Atlassian and do not recommend this for production environments. Use these instructions at your own risk !
Convert OVA to VHD (x3)
Might want to make a backup copy of these VHD's so you can use them for other fresh installs later if something goes wrong.
Create the Virtual Machine
Switch to the Beta Channel
Optional: Switch to the latest Xenial Kernel and LIC
(You may have to perform this section after any subsequent "hipchat upgrade --upgrade")
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted
You should now have a little private HipChat server running with the latest Xenial kernel and LIC components alongside the Ubuntu 14.04 core OS.
Note: You can convert the vhd's to vhdx but be prepared for them to grow significantly in size when you do so.
Tested and 100% Works as of Dec 2016
I'm afraid we do not support Hyper-V at the moment. You are correct, we currently only support VMware, VirtualBox and AWS, but you can try to make it work by reading some of the workarounds customers posted at https://help.hipchat.com/forums/230898-hipchat-server/suggestions/6772479-support-for-hyper-v.
Yes, you can install it in Windows or Linux.
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