How easy is it to move a VM with HyperV to different hardware?

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Hello,

If I was running HyperV on Windows 2008R2, and wanted to move my virtual images (of servers) to another different physical server, with different hardware, how difficult is this?
I am mainly concerned about compatibility of the VM's with the new hardware, or does the virtual drivers installed on each VM make it easy to move them?
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In almost all cases, VMs move just fine. Omen of the benefits of virtualization is the agnosticism of the VM. One area to be careful though is jumping CPU architecture. From Intel to AMD or cide cersa can be problematic.

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