I found a great article I wanted to share. If you use the Disk2VHD, be careful of SCSI and Raid controllers. Test booting and running the VM before you blow away the original disk; you have been warned :} â€¦
In previous posts, I have shown you how to export and import machines from one Hyper-V host to another (see post titled â€śImporting & Exporting Hyper-V VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2â€ś). I have also talked about building new virtual machines from scratch. There are many scenarios where it makes a lot of sense to virtualize an existing system as is. In essence, you would convert a physical server to a VM (virtual machine). We call this a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) migration.
In this post I discuss:
- What is a P2V Migration?
- Why would I ever want to do this?
- Different Methods for P2V Migration using Tools from Microsoft.
- Step-by-Step procedure for performing a P2V migration using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (part of the Microsoft System Center suite).
Bob, Thanks for all you do to teach our technology community. Great Stuff, keep it up!!!
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