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14. Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hosts

Andy Syrewicze1  and Richard Siddaway2
Jenison, MI, USA
Baston, Lincolnshire, UK

Eventually, you’ll have to move virtual machines (VMs) from one Hyper-V host to another. With stand-alone hosts, this could be owing to the physical server requiring an upgrade or even being retired. If your Hyper-V hosts are clustered, you may have to move the VMs, so that you can reboot a server that’s been patched, or you must balance the workloads on the servers.

In this chapter, we’ll introduce you to the various options you have for moving a VM between hosts, show you how ...

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