P2V is the process of converting a physical machine to a virtual machine.

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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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Is it fair to compare a 2XL AWS instance to a similar setup on a rack server?

I'm trying to create an extremely basic model of what a setup in Amazon Web Services might look like translated over to an on-premises cloud. I'm aware that Amazon is quite SAN-reliant, and pretty ...
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P2V Conversion keep failing

I'm try to convert our Windows 2003 STD server into VM but it keeps failing. I'm doing Online Conversion and get the following error: Error (2916) VMM is unable to complete the request. The ...
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“Failed to Snapshot” error when converting a physical server to a VHD in XenConvert version 2.5

Problem While using XenConvert 2.5.0.2918 to convert a physical Windows 2008 R2 server to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), I receive the error "Failed to Snapshot" in the logs and the conversion does not ...
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P2V converting windows server 2008 Failure

I am trying Virtualize my windows 2008 Server , & unfortunately have been running to this error msg 1% after the converter starts. The Error Msg is "Unable to create a VSS Snapshot of the Source ...
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Windows Server 2012 Migration (DNS/AD DS Standard Eval to Essentials OEM) P2V -> Do I need a Secondary Domain Controller during migration?

This is my first post on this exchange (although not my first on stack exchange), so please have patience. I am a 3rd year student intern, and I have been tasked with virtualizing the server systems ...
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Switching from Virtual Server to Physical Server

In the factory where I work there is an Hp ProLiant ML350 G6 with VmWare installed, only hosting a Windows Server 2000 Virtual machine (4Gb ram and 5GHz max CPU). All our PCs (30-40) connect to some ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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How to convert a physical server into a Hyper-V virtual machine

Let me explain my scenario. I have a physical server (Supermicro 6015v-M3) with raid controller set to raid 1 and two disks, with Windows 2012 installed. One of the two drives is faulty. What I am ...
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Simple P2V help from Linux to Windows

I have two OS's installed on different drives in my PC. One linux (Centos 5.4) and one windows 7. Its getting tiresome to constantly have to stop and restart the PC when I want to use either OS. I ...
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Creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox from a physical one

Is there any way to create a virtual machine that you can use in VirtualBox from a physical installation that you have? For instance, if I have Windows XP installed on a physical computer and want to ...
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Physical to Virtual Xen on Debian Squeeze

I'm trying to migrate various services from a physical Debian Squeeze box to a number of para-virtualised Xen machines. This is my first venture into Xen, so I'm planning on doing this step by step: ...
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VHD producted with disk2vhd cannot be mounted - alternative for livecd to create snapshot?

I am trying to create a VHD file from Windows Server 2008 R2 target using the disk2vhd utility. The vhd that is created cannot be mounted in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1, it says the 'disk ...
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0xc0000225 error after P2V with VMWare Converter

I'm having an error with a P2V conversion of a Server 2008 R2 machine with VMWare Converter. The machine is going from an HP server to a Dell 2950. The machine fails to boot and spits out a ...
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What is the purpose of a Physical Standalone Server

What is the purpose of a physical standalone server Vs a server which hosts several logical servers? I am from a development background and constantly build sever client - server systems. However, I ...
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P2V for Windows 7 fails on vmware vCenter [closed]

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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Virtualize SBS 2003 - P2V vs migrating to new VM

I need to virtualize a SBS 2003 server in my work environment. I need some tips on what people think is the best way to proceed. Background: The SBS 2003 server is the primary DC for the domain and ...
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Can't merge partition after p2v conversion

I successful converted a machine from physical to virtual. The physical machine has one hard disk with two partitions. I made a fixed vhd of 300gb and I see 2 partition, one of the system and the ...
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OS upgrade before or after P2V migration

We are in the phase of initiating P2V migration of old hardware servers with possible OS upgrade in order to free some space in DC and reduce energy consumption. Some of the servers will be merely ...
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Need clear steps on how to convert a Windows 2000 Server to a XenServer VM

The source system is not local. The target host running XenServer is not local. The source system is running Windows 2000 Server SP4 and has 1 disk split into 6 partitions, all NTFS: C: 6 GB (boot) ...
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RAW device mapping and cluster settings

I have Windows 2008R2 physical server. It has a standalone virtual server if something goes wrong with the physical server. The physical server is connected with SAN storage. The storage team makes ...
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corporate version of Windows 7 Ultimate no longer genuine after P2V migration [closed]

Windows 7 Ultimate edition on my corporate laptop no longer genuine after P2V migration... I tried slui utility but it did not help. It asks me to either enter / buy a new key or contact Dell ...
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Windows 7 no longer genuine after P2V migration

A standard procedure when someone receives a computer upgrade for our company is to do a P2V copy of their old one, in case we miss something important on their new machine. This has worked ...
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'The RPC server is unavailable' when converting a physical ISA/Forefront TMG machine to virtual (P2V) in SCVMM

When I try to convert a physical ISA/TMG machine to virtual using SCVMM, i keep getting an error in the Collect machine configuration step ('Scan Now' button): VMM is unable to complete the ...
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Error 0x0000007B after p2v convertion caused by AHCI driver

Using OVM 3.2.2 I've tried a p2v conversion of a Dell Optiplex 790 running Windows 7 with AHCI enabled but I get a BSOD. Solutions like http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314082#appliesto and many ...
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P2V failing with Error 2940 0x80072eed

I successfully complated the P2V online but when I try to do a P2V Off line I get error. I run the Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) converter to convert the Server 2003 server. it runs to about 59% ...
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How to migrate a physical system to a KVM virtual server with only network access?

I have an obsolete linux app-server running which I would like to migrate to a KVM virtual server with greater specifications. I do not have physical access to the machine itself or its harddisks. I ...
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Are RAID disks really universally unsupported for VMWare converter

I am preparing to virtualize our DC, which runs on SBS2008. We have eliminated the >2TB GPT disks and prepared some disk level backups with Acronis to use for the conversion. I plan to use the VMWare ...
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How can I virtualize a running server but exclude directories so the resulting image is smaller than the drive

Following situation: There is a Ubuntu 10.10 Server running with many custom configurations and programs (can't set it up from scratch). One of these programs stores a lot of data (> 1TB) in ...
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Ubuntu server P2V that is running software raid5

Here is my challenge: I have a physical production webserver running Ubuntu 10.04 with software raid 5 (mdadm) that I have to virtualize to an VM ESXi5.0 host while minimizing the down time ...
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How to perform a P2V conversion of a Windows Server 2008 R2 EFI system?

As discussed elsewhere, Windows Server 2008/R2 will automatically use the EFI boot loader when installed on EFI systems, and will also automatically use the GPT partitioning scheme on such systems. ...
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ShoreTel P2V Audio Issue

I recently P2V'd my ShoreTel server. After doing so everything seems fine. No errors anywhere, and everything looks good in Director except for a licensing issue since the mac address changed. ...
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How to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

What is the easiest way to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual machine? Ideally, I'd like to use a backup tool to create an image across the network. What is the best way to do this?
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Test P2V with SCVMM

I am trying to convert a physical server 2003 server to a virtual machine. I am using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (Workgroup Edition) on a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Data center ...
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VMWARE V2V migration without shared storage

I would like to do the following: Take Physical box running w2k8r2 and Sql2008R2 and do a P2V on it to a 4.1 Enterprise licensed cluster. --no worries here, I can do that part-- Take the existing ...
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Dead Linux server - need help and options

I have a Dell PE 1950 with 2 SATA drives in a software RAID1. OS is CentOS 5.5 (2.6.18.x). Starting this afternoon we received HW errors (something on the bus is bad, E171F) and the machine became ...
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MS Exchange p2v process

Is that possible to virtualize MS Exchange Server 2007 without stopping it's services? In particular I'm interested in using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client for that purpose.
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vCenter Converter 4.3 GPT disks or Converting from GTP to MBR

I have a physical 2008 R2 server with a GPT OS volume. I am trying to get the server converted to ESXi. I understand that vCenter Converter will not convert/detect GPT Disks. The question is, does ...
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P2V From Ghost Image (.gho) Without Original Hardware

Is there any realistic way to convert a WinXP Pro system to VMWare or VirtualBox (p2v) without the original systems hardware? I have a ghost image (it's a .gho, unfortunately not .sv2i) of the ...
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How to convert (p2v) a mounted physical drive with or for VMWare Workstation or vCenter Converter?

Several posts (like this one) seem to indicate that if you have a physical hard drive, you can "just" connect it with VMWare and it will be converted in a VMWare virtual machine. I have a physical ...
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Converting Physical Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers to VMWare VSphere Virtual Servers

Any recommendations or help would be much appreciated for converting two Exchange 2007 Maibox Servers to VSphere Virtual Servers. I have tried more times than I would like to admit with Vcenter ...
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Is it possible somehow to run old red hat 8.0 32bit inside debian 4.0 64bit (virtualization)?

So I've got this disk image file of a failing server that I'd like to run inside much newer box. Since I cannot dedicate this new machine I'm thinking virtualization. Is it possible?
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Trouble P2Ving OpenBSD 4.0 to VMWare

I've been tasked with migrating a physical OpenBSD 4.0 boxes to our VMWare ESXi farm. I used VMWare's Converter 4.1 CD to perform a cold migration which completed successfully. Prior to the first boot ...
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P2V imaging bandwidth utilization when SCVMM and the vhost are on different remote networks

We have a remote location that is connected to our central infrastructure via a 2.4 Mbps TLS connection. There is a Windows Server 2003 SP1 domain controller at that location that we would like to ...
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SCVMM P2V conversion slow

I am trying to run some P2V conversions using SCVMM 2012 Release Candidate. The source machines are Windows Server 2008 SP2 hosts in a local network. The destination is a Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1. ...
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Physical to Virtual on same hardware?

I'd like to convert a physical machine to a virtual. Its an SBS2008 server. The catch is I have just the one server hardware to use. Is it possible to create VHDs for the system drive as well as a ...
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The proper term for Hosting a P2V image

I have a legacy system that has been converted P2V style to a virtual machine image. What is the proper term for a hosting solution that will use the image I have created? For some reason I am ...
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vmware conversion linux physical machine

I have a linux box at www.linode.com I am wondering if I can backup the linux box with rsync and then convert it into a vmware machine using vmware converter? could something like rdiff also be used ...
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How do I get VMware Converter to be selective with data?

Just testing some virtualization. Just P2Ving an Exchange server, we want to get the system drive (C:) and the data which lives on another drive (D:) with some other stuff. How do I get the ...
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VMWare Converter - Remote Linux Install P2V

I am trying to get what I thought was an easy process working. Here is my situation. I have a remote linux server (running Debian) that I would like to turn into a VM so that I can do testing on it ...