hyperv host crashed,  how to regain guests from SAN

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
2008 hyper-v host system crashed and I am installling 2008 R2 sp1 on same hardware.
Guests are on SAN.
How do I get them attached again when I have no option of exporting before import ?
No snapshots.

Urgent! I have to be up and running in 8 hours :-(
Question by:HostingMan
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    Accepted Solution

    I hope that for your sake you don’t have snapshots of your virtual machines. In that case the easiest way is to create new virtual machines and attach the VHD files. However, you could have activation issues with Windows OS on the VMs.

    The other way is described in Method 2 of the attached PDF. This is my recovery procedure. I’ve tested method 2. Unfortunately, I don’t have the link to the original post.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks, it looks good.
    I tried something like this wit the GUID.xml but got syntax errors...
    Ended up creating new virtual machines from VHD´s and cleaning up by  - adding second disks, reentered IP, configured network.
    Got all 8 guests up and running before sunrise :-)

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