Migrating from Virtual Server or Virtual PC to Hyper-V

If you’re planning to migrate your Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Virtual PC environment to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Here’re the steps that’ll help in the migration process. 1.  Before migrating Virtual Machines (VM)s from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Virtual PC, you are going to want to make sure that the machines can take advantage of […]

If you’re planning to migrate your Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Virtual PC environment to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Here’re the steps that’ll help in the migration process.

1.  Before migrating Virtual Machines (VM)s from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Virtual PC, you are going to want to make sure that the machines can take advantage of the Hyper-V Integration Services. Integration Services are software components that are installed in a guest running in a Hyper-V Child partition that allows the guest to more effectively integrate with the Parent partition and the hypervisor.

For example, that Windows-for-Workgroups 3.11 VM you’ve been nursing along won’t be able to take full advantage of the features in Hyper-V, however, these Operating Systems can:

  • Windows XP SP3 (x86 & x64)
  • Windows Vista SP1 (x86, & x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86 & x64)
  • Window Server 2008 (x86 & x64)

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