Convert an existing Windows 2012 server to a Hyper-v guest on itself?
Posted on 2015-02-09
So a client has a Windows 2012 server that they installed sage software on. The also have a Windows 2003 SBS server that they want to retire. They would like to convert the 2012 server to a hyper-v host and setup 2 guests, one a DC/file server, the other the Sage server. So how do we go about this? I'm thinking we have to get yet another server online, install the Virtual machine converter, make a VHD of the sage server, reconfigure the sage server as a hyper-v host (obviously changing things like server name and IP and removing sage), create the guests, then push the Sage server vhd onto one of the guests. As far as I know there is no way to configure the existing Sage server as a hyper-V host and then convert itself to a guest. Any suggestions?