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Convert Intel Physical Raid Win 2k3 to Hyper-V VHD on AMD?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I would like to convert a physical server I have running Win 2k3 with an Intel Xeon to use as a VHD AMD Dual-Core server. The physical server is a Dell R200 using two hard drives in a  RAID-1 setup.

When I tried using the tool "vd2vhd", the resulting VHD file would not boot on hyper-V. However, I was able to create an image using the VMware converter that worked fine on a Vmware workstation. Unfortunately the client needs the system to work on Hyper-V.

Is this possible? If so, how?

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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This is the utility:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

Disk2VHD version 1.3.

You can use the above to create your VHDs.

Philip

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My apologies, Disk2VHD was the software I used originally.

I was told by an associate that a physical Intel disk cannot be converted for use on an AMD virtual server, but I am not sure if this is true. Is anyone aware of any such limitation?

If not, any other ideas as to why the converted file will not boot even though the physical drives boot just fine?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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Do you have any other VMs on that box?

It may be due to the lack of Integration Services installed in the newly created VM.

Do you have some Intel based hardware you can use to see if it boots fine?

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/11/06/holy-cow-this-really-works-but-this-is-really-unsupported.aspx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/11/05/holy-cow-this-really-works.aspx

Philip
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