Best Practices

The following are best practices from this chapter:

• Use VMM’s P2V function to convert physical computers or Citrix XenServer virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines.

• Use VMM’s V2V function to convert virtual machines created on VMware ESX to Hyper-V virtual machines.

• Use the online P2V process to convert physical computers to virtual machines without disrupting the online server.

• Use the offline P2V process to convert offline physical computers to Hyper-V virtual machines.

• Use the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit to convert Windows NT Server 4.0 computers to virtual machines.

• Perform a disk defragmentation on the source computer before performing the P2V conversion.

• Ensure that a fast network ...

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