Converting HP Proliant G3 server to Hyper-v
Posted on 2014-12-30
The server is a web server having about 10 websites and specs are;
HP Proliant G3 server
2X36.4 GB in Windows software mirror (one disk failed, one disk alive, but has bad sectors)
Windows Server 2003 STD OEM
I have to convert an old windows 2003 server STD to a Hyper-V VM. But the server failed on the Windows software mirror, now runs on a single drive which has bad sectors. Will this be converted? I used only VMware Vconvert, will try this time also. But please give any input for following questions;
1. Will the failed single software mirrored disk be converted? The disk also has bad sector.
2. The server is HP Proliant G3 with OEM license of Windows Server 2003 STD. In this case, what will happen if I turn the VM? Will it work or not or work for some time and deactivated? I already read the articles on this issue. some say license has to be converted to volume licensing, cannot converted from OEM to VL, there is no problem running OEM convereted VM, all kinds of different answers or maybe their just assumptions, so if you really have experienced it, please advise what actually happens on VM covnerted from OEM windows 2003 STD
3. If you have converted HP proliant server to VM and have anything to advise, please do so. This is the first time actually trying to convert HP server with OEM license, so as much as input or your complete steps are appreciated.