P2v dell raid 5 servers to Hyper v
Posted on 2014-01-19
I have about 5 old Dell PowerEdge servers running windows 2003 I am trying to convert to hyper-v VMs. I also have 1 new dell poweredge server running windows 2008 R2. All these use raid5 scsi (the windows 2008 uses raid1 sata) and have various partitioning schemes in logical drives.
I have tried several ways to convert these servers to vhd for hyper-v, but each time I try I get a BSOD stop 7B error, or another error saying server won't boot. The windows 2008 server tries to do a recovery with no success.
I have tried to add IDE drivers and reg entries on one windows 2003 server with no success.
I have used disk2vhd, easeus p2v, paragon server backup p2v, so I think it is something with raid drivers but I am not sure.
I am able to to a bare metal recovery to dissimilar hardware, but this takes a very long time. I am wanting a fast easy way to virtualize these servers for disaster recovery and for easier migration to new hardware.