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I have a Windows 2008 Standard server that was both our Hyper-V host for a Terminal Server VM and physical SQL Server.  We have a new ESXi host and I've already converted the former Hyper-V guest TS server to it. Next I want to convert the Hyper-V host.  What recommendations do you have? I'm trying to find the right balance for getting this done without breaking anything in the process.

- Just shutdown the Hyper-V server services and convert?
- Remove the Hyper-V role before converting?

Thanks,
 Troy Taylor
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You cannot easily run Nested Hypervisors, and it's not supported.

So Remove the Hyper-V role before P2V, and continue as normal.

see my EE Articles

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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Andrew, thanks for the quick reply.  Just to confirm my goal, we're not planning on running nested hyper visors. The guest that was on the Hyper-V has been converted to ESXi.  Now we want to P2V the Hyper-V host itself because of its SQL Server role.  

I will plan to remove the Hyper-V role and then convert.

Thanks,
 Troy Taylor
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That's correct, remove the Hyper-V role, and the P2V.
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