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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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Offline Physical to Virtual Migration

Although offline P2V migrations are possible for supported operating systems (refer to Table 14-1), only Windows 2000 Server requires the use of the offline conversion process. Windows 2000 Server does not support online P2V migrations because of the lack of VSS support in the operating system. Instead, during physical to virtual migration under Windows 2000 Server, the source physical server is booted into a WinPE environment while the disk is captured. Therefore, during a P2V migration when running Windows 2000 Server, there will be down-time, and users will be affected.

The offline P2V migration process uses the same migration wizard that the online process uses to gather the required information, make decisions ...

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