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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Migrating Virtual Machines

The following sections will guide you through a process that will enable you to migrate virtual machines from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 to Hyper-V. Not all of the steps provided in the process will be required for your Virtual Server installation, depending on what features you are using from Virtual Server. The process includes the following tasks:

  • Determine compatibility with Hyper-V.

  • Convert SCSI boot to IDE boot.

  • Remove Virtual Server Additions.

  • Remove network interface cards.

  • Commit or discard all Undo drives.

  • Merge or discard saved states.

  • Merge all differential disks.

  • Check the hardware abstraction layer (HAL).

  • Copy the virtual hard disk to the new Hyper-V server.

  • Create a new virtual machine using existing VHD.

  • Install ...

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