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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Planning for existing systems

If you will be moving existing software loads into your new Hyper-V Server cluster, you'll need to determine what sort of resources they'll need to have access to. If you followed the earlier chapter, you've already determined which workloads cannot be virtualized. If not, make that determination before you start gathering metrics.

Deciding how you will virtualize physical systems

There are two basic approaches to moving physical systems into a Hyper-V Server cluster. The first is to perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion. The P2V process is a direct transfer of an operating system environment installed directly on hardware that copies it into a virtual equivalent. Aside from the hardware components, the server ...

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