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Hyper-V 2012 R2 Re-attach existing VM

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I have a Hyper-V Server, with a local SATA drive for the Hyper-V OS etc., and all the VMs on a iSCSI Drive.

The local SATA drive failed, and I was unable to restore the backup.  So I have performed a new installation of Hyper-V onto a new SATA drive.  I have attached the iSCSI disk and can see all the files.

My problem is, in Hyper-V Manager I can see the host, but obviously no VM's.  But I can find no obvious way to attach the VMs to this host.  In VMWare I simply browse to the VM files, right click, and select Add to Inventory.

So how do it do this.  There are a lot of VM's, so I do not relish recreating them all.
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If you stored the VM configuration files and the VHD files on the iSCSI target then you can choose the "import VM" option in hyper-v manager and it'll pull in the config info and attach the appropriate VHDs.

If you only had the VHDs on the iSCSI target then you are recreating the VMs from scratch, manually attaching the VHDs, and cleaning up the virtual OS after it boots since it'll see new HAL components.
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