Virtualizing a Windows 2008 HYPER-V server



By: ssalgy

July 28, 2011 4:16 pm

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Q. I’m thinking about virtualizing a physical server that is operated by Windows 2000 with Windows 2008 HYPER-V. I’d like to extend and reduce each Windows 2000 C and D logical drive when I virtualize them. Please tell me if this is possible or not, and tell me the steps to do this virtualization.

A. For this scenario you will have to perform a P2P into an empty (no OS) Hyper-V virtual machine.

The P2P process is outlined here:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/platespin_migrate_9/user/?page=/documentation/platespin_migrate_9/user/data/bgw3bxe.html

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