Setting up 2012 Hyper-V want to move VM's
Posted on 2014-01-17
I am going to set up a Hyper-v with 2 vm's (2012 essentials R2 as a DC, and 2012 server w/exchange 2013). I am reusing the hardware that my SBS 2008 is currently on and have decided for various reasons that it would be just as easy to start from scratch, copy over the users files and export/re-import their mailboxes especially since there are only 10 users.
My question is I have a PC (Not server grade hardware) set as a virtual lab where I have created my set up (Hyper-v with 2 VM's) to check for gotchas and have it all worked out. What if I recreated my setup in my virtual lab as it would be including setting up all my user accounts and exchange mailboxes then installed Hyper-V on my actual server (Server grade Hardware) and just moved the VM's over to it. It would save me a lot of time if this would work.
Are there any hardware issues I would run into or other issues where this wouldn't work???? I'm figuring I could set it up at my leisure, move it over, change my IP's and start it up.