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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Chapter 2. Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
  • Exporting and importing virtual machines
  • Migrating virtual machines and updating their integration services
  • Converting VHD files to VHDX files
  • Migrating Virtual Machine storage using storage migration
  • Migrating virtual machines using Shared Nothing Live Migration
  • Converting physical computers to virtual machines

Introduction

Microsoft has done a very good job with Windows 2012 and its new version of Hyper-V. Most of the new and cool features such as Storage Migration, Hyper-V Replica, Hyper-V Extensible Switch, and many more, focus on virtualization, increasing ...

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