Solved

How to virtualize a 2008 server

Posted on 2014-11-11
10
225 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-01
Hi all,

i have got a 2008 standard server 64 bit. I need this to run virtual, because the hardware is very bad. What is the best method to do this simple / effective and cost aware? Can it be done by Virtual PC in Windows 7 or Hyper-V in Windows 8?

What tools do I need?

Thankx!
0
Comment
Question by:Agrippa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 5
10 Comments
 
LVL 120

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40434704
Yes, it can be done on Windows 8, using Client Hyper-V.

if you want to transfer, and create a P2V, you would also need these free tools

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

But, do you really want to virtualise this to a workstation, or purchase a new server and use a Server OS, e.g. Windows 2012 Server R2
0
 

Author Comment

by:Agrippa
ID: 40434721
Hi Andrew,

It must be very very cheap, since this server needs to stay alive for max. 1 year, but the server hardware is near dead. We only need to work on the administrator desktop itself, so no clients or printers will be connected.

If I use the tool you suggest, can this make a VHDX file online or how does this actually work?
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40434757
In that case use, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0, it will convert the machine, and you will be able to use it in Windows 8, Client Hyper-V.
0
Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

 

Author Comment

by:Agrippa
ID: 40468164
Hi Andrew,

I'm still fighting, do I run this MVMC 3.0 from the Windows 8.1 client? Then it should install an agent and I will be able to make the image?
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 40468176
That's correct, or do it the old fashioned way...

see here

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/using-disk2vhd-for-physical-to-virtual-conversions-p2v/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Agrippa
ID: 40468299
Hi Andrew,

that's it! Way more easy, and I have 2 VHDX files now, 1 is C and 1 is D.

Ik copied them to a Windows 8.1 client, HyperV installed. I can only see Hyper V management, but I cannot find how to start the VHDX file as an OS, I am only able to explore the files.

Almost there!
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 40468500
You need to create the virtual machine, and add the disks you've created.

(It does shows this in the article!)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Agrippa
ID: 40469914
Hi Andrew,

yesss, it worked, I've got it started, running virtually! Thankx!!!

Can you perhaps tell me why I cannot get the mouse and keyboard to work. They don't react.

Thankx again.
0
 
LVL 120

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40470092
You may need to look at the integration tools.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Agrippa
ID: 40474231
Hi Andrew,

it works, thankx for all you help!

Kind regards,

Erwin
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question