Microsoft server migration with Hyper-V

This section addresses Microsoft server migrations in Hyper-V virtualization infrastructures, including the tools you can use and how to convert Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V environments.

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Virtual server migration guide: An introduction
Virtual server migration tools
Microsoft server migration with Hyper-V
VMware server migration

Hyper-V is Microsoft's server virtualization technology is now a legitimate rival to VMware. Now that it includes such features as Live Migration and Cluster Shared Volumes, data centers – especially those with Windows Server 2008 – are now considering Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 virtualization. This section addresses Microsoft server migrations in Hyper-V infrastructures, including the tools you can use and how to convert Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V environments.

Migrating to Hyper-V VMs: Conversion tool options
By using either Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager or Vizioncore vConverter, you can convert existing workloads to Hyper-V virtual machines. An expert explains what you should consider before converting your workloads and how to properly utilize these tools to achieve best results when performing virtual server migrations to Hyper-V.

Migrating from Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V
Microsoft's Hyper-V offers several advantages (such as Quick Migration and advanced management tools) over its predecessor, Microsoft Virtual Server, which may prompt you to upgrade. An expert offers step-by-step directions for performing a virtual-to-virtual server migration from Virtual Server to Hyper-V.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will feature Live Migration in Hyper-V. This new technology allows you to perform virtual server migrations between hosts with zero downtime. This tip explains how to get started with Live Migration.

Migrating Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V
Microsoft's Hyper-V has prompted many administrators to switch from Microsoft Virtual Server (MVS) because of its advanced technologies, superior management tools and speed. An expert provides a tutorial on virtual server migration from MVS to Hyper-V.

Performing Windows P2V conversion with PlateSpin Migrate
This step-by-step lesson explains how to use PlateSpin Migrate to perform physical-to-virtual conversion for Windows servers and simplify a sometimes-complex process.


This was first published in March 2010
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