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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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Summary

This chapter provided an overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 support for conversion of physical servers to virtual machines. You learned about the online and offline migration options that System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 supports and the prerequisites to use them. You also learned that for legacy operating systems like Windows NT 4.0 that SCVMM 2008 does not support, an alternative tool is available from Microsoft called Virtual Server Migration Toolkit, and other third-party tools are also available. You should select online P2V migrations whenever possible to reduce downtime of the physical servers during the conversion process, but offline P2V migrations are required for any Windows 2000 servers that you ...

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