?
Solved

Moving Hyper-v .vhd - upgrading win2008 to 2008R2

Posted on 2010-11-12
7
Medium Priority
?
520 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I had a win 2008 64 std and needed to upgraded it to R2. It had hyper-v (has win 2003) before the upgrade which I just stopped. It was giving me a warring to remove, but I did not. I have copied th .vhd file and did the upgrade.
Now the hyper-v network is not working so I stopped it and remove the rule and I am reinstalling it again.

after installing it I can just move the .vhd file and it should work? or do I have to do any other configurations. thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:fm250
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
CAGdorf earned 1400 total points
ID: 34125092
I just did an upgrade this weekend. And I didn't remove it either. The only thing I had to do was remove the networking in Hyper-V and then add it back. If you didn't erase the config file you should just be able to drop the VHD file back in to place. If you lost the config file you will want to create a new virtual machine using an existing hard drive.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:fm250
ID: 34125164
what if want to move to another server. I just copy the .vhd after the configuration and it should get me back the system without reinstalling it. is that correct?
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Schnell Solutions
Schnell Solutions earned 600 total points
ID: 34125382
In order to move to another server, it is better to export each one of the virtual machines and import them in the new server

In order to export the VMs you just need to right click on them, select export VM and select the desired storage for record them

0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:CAGdorf
ID: 34125400
Schnell is right. There is a lot of info about importing and exporting. Here is a good link:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2009/05/22/hyper-v-r2-import-export-part-3-the-ui.aspx

There are other files that sit with VMS, including snapshots, config files, memory saves, etc. The best is to let Hyper-V handle all of it.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:fm250
ID: 34125408
How about Anti-virus software, is it needed for the VM since it is inside another server?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:CAGdorf
ID: 34125420
Yes. In fact some argue its more needed for the vm then for the host. The vm is just like any other pc and requires virus scans, as well as defragmenting.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:fm250
ID: 34125464
thank you
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question