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I m checking out the options to migrate my homelab HP NL 40, 16 GB ram to Windows 2012 R 2 Hyper-V.
Config: lsi raid connected to (sharkoon with) 6 ssd slots. 2 of ssd s would be 60 gb for win 2012 r2 hyperv (raid1). Rest in raid 5 for vm s.
*how does w2012r2 compare to esxi these days in terms of performance?
*what about os resource use versus esxi
*what about updates? regular reboots due to updates?
*can I just attach my lun (iscsi/nfs) of vmware and import my vm s? I heard vmware tools need to be uninstalled first(?!), that s impossible for me, can t leave an esx running just for booting vm s and uninstall tools
*do I need to install a management console or is it there by default?
*the server is on my attic and there is no rac card in it, I have to bring it down, install and bring back to the attic, so howto configure without having access to my network (no switch/network available when installing)
*can I use hyper-v windows only for hyperv or f.e. also for terminal server (installing office etc)?
*what about software raid 5? I d set 3 disks of 2tb in raid5, what if os fails, can I recover my data?