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How to virtualize a 2008 server

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!
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Agrippa

8/22/2022 - Mon
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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?
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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?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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/
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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!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

You need to create the virtual machine, and add the disks you've created.

(It does shows this in the article!)
Agrippa

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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.
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Hi Andrew,

it works, thankx for all you help!

Kind regards,

Erwin