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Moving Virtual Machines to Server 2008 and Hyper-V

Now that we've upgraded our VM infrastructure to Hyper-V, I thought I'd write up some of our experiences.  Trenton has already gone over some of the more technical details, like getting Debian configured, but I thought I'd start with the biggest potential hang-up I saw.  Simply put, if you're moving some old Virtual Server 2005 VMs to Hyper-V, there's to things you need to take into account:

  1. Uninstall the VS 2005 extensions from the client VM.
  2. Be prepared to reactivate Windows on the client VM.

Really, those are the only two things I found that are really important.  Everything else is really details.  Even though it's only in Release Candidate status right now, Hyper-V is already immensely better over Virtual Server 2005.  The VMs are faster, they're easier to manage, pretty much everything works better.


Posted by Wayne Walton on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:30 AM
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