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Designing Hyper-V Solutions by Saurabh Grover

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Virtual machine conversion

Now you know how to set up and build a new guest machine and understand the various settings from a virtual hardware and management perspective. This helps if you are building everything from the ground up and planning accordingly as per your new requirements. However, environments hosting physical servers with critical roles, that may be running legacy operating systems or applications or building the same roles from scratch on a virtual machine, would not be a feasible idea. However, they will still like to consolidate and reduce their physical server count for reasons we have discussed multiple times so far. The process is called P2V or physical to virtual conversion. The physical workloads can be converted using ...

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