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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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Migration Requirements

Performing a physical to virtual or a virtual to virtual migration requires the SCVMM system to understand the source server configuration, understand the target virtual machine capabilities, and know how to map that transition. This imposes a few requirements on the source system from a sizing and health perspective; it might require you to apply additional drivers or patches to the migration environment, for example; and it also requires you to confirm that certain communications paths are open.

Requirements on the SCVMM server and the target host for a P2V or V2V migration:

  • For a P2V migration, the target host must be running Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, or Virtual ...

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