This is the first episode in the series of How to Install a SharePoint 2013 Farm. In this episode, we will create the new virtual machines on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host server. In this series, we will install a SharePoint farm from the ground up - from creating the virtual machines, installing Windows Server 2012 R2, to installing a 2 node SQL Server 2012 fail over cluster, to setting up the first load balanced web application using NLB (windows network load balancing).