win 2008 server convert

Posted on 2013-01-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-01-23
currently sbs2008 server is physical server and planning to covnert it into VM.
ESXi host version : 4.1

so far did some tests- converted live sbs 2008 server into VM (P2V) and it was successfully converted and loaded into host.
We can run the VM and log in but many services are not running like unable to open IE, exchange server is not working and so many other features.
In SBS2003 (win 2k3 server) we didn't face any such problem.

Anything we need to consider to make this work- we have also converted additional drives and it doesn't allow to change the drive letter on VM.

To test it can we enable network having 2 SBS server on same network? offcourse it does have same name and sid.

Please let me know how to resolve this issue so that we can convert SBS2008 server into VM

Question by:joyjohn
  • 2
LVL 126

Accepted Solution

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 38786120
Your conversions do not appear to have worked successfully, you should have a Virtual Machine which is indentical to the physical machine, after conversion.

When we convert Live VMs, we make sure all the Services are Stopped and set to Manual, after the conversion on the VM, we then start the services and set to Automatic.

Check my EE Article for Hinta and Tips

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

Author Comment

ID: 38789804
Thanks Hanccocka, when you say all the services - what are the services we need to be focused and stopped?
If we restore from acronis backup (tib) into VM do we get same problem? off course backup image will have services in running (Started) mode.

LVL 126
ID: 38790094
at least exchange Services, but as many as you can Stop!

Same with Acronis.

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
In this article will go through how to backup a vPostgres DB from a broken vCenter Appliance and restore to a new vCenter Appliance.
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…

587 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