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

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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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Best way to clone a live linux system

Does anybody know of a way to clone a live linux system? I have a live installation running a production site. Problem is, I'm needing to clone it (without bring it down), and then move it over ...
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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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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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What is the best way to move 20+ databases to a new database server? SQL 2005

Current database server: SQL Server 2005 - Windows Server 2003 New destination database server: SQL Server 2005 - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise - VM Ware image Current database server has 20+ ...
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Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?

I have a number of Virtual Machines that were created from physical servers. Some of these have (in my opinion) an inappropriate number of processors - for example, we have a web application, ...
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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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P2V Server 2008R2 with vmware converter 4.3.0 No source volumes

I'm trying to P2V a Windows Server 2008R2 to vmware vsphere 4.1 using Vmware vCenter Converter standalone 4.3. Source Box Windows Server 2008R2 24GB ram Dual Quad-Cores 1 Raid 5 drive 680 GB 3 GB ...
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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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How to create Virtual Machine from live system?

I have a live system that I need to reinstall but also want to have a backup in a form of a virtual machine that will allow me to turn it on and have a look at some old files/configuration. What are ...
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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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Make a drive from one machine appear as a physical disk in another machine

I want to take a physical disk (or part of a disk) from one machine, call it machine-A, and make it available to another machine, machine-B. But I don't want to map a network drive. I want it to ...
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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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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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Exchange 2003: Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) using vSphere vCenter Converter

Planning on doing an Exchange 2003 physical to virtual migration to a new vSphere 4.1 host. I'm assuming that I will need to stop all the Exchange services prior to doing the conversion and running ...
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How to stop windows file shares during migration?

I'm getting ready to migrate a physical file server to our VM environment using VMware standalone converter. This file server has over 300 shares on it, so deleting all the shares and recreating them ...
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P2V — choosing the right servers, baselining

first I'd like to say I'm relatively new to this site. Wow.. This is AWESOME! My very first question pertains to virtualization. We are a trading firm that relies heavily on low-latency networking ...
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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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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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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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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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v2v of RHEL5 box - issues with retaining MAC address

For the last week we have been troubleshooting a customer's Red Hat Virtual Machine running on ESXi. We've been using Veeam to try to create a replica off-site and have been having getting it to work ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Will VMWare Converter P2V a non-ACPI 2000 server?

SCVMM is unable to handle this conversion - just tells me flat out that my Proliant 3000 (yes, go ahead and laugh) isn't a P2V option unless I upgrade it to 2003 server for an online conversion. Just ...
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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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How to best convert a fully encrypted drive into a Virtual Machine?

I have a Windows XP laptop that uses GuardianEdge's Encryption Plus to fully encrypt the drive from bootup. What I would like to do is install a much larger (unencrypted) hard drive with Windows 7 on ...
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Moving a Server 2008 physical server to a virtual environment: How, what, and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a location w/ three servers: Server 1: SBS2003, running Exchange, file sharing, DNS, DHCP for domain1 and ...
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Converting an ancient RH8 system to VMware ESXi

I am curious to know what options I have to convert a very old RedHat8 machine to a virtual one on ESXi. Looking at VMware Converter it seems there's an option to login to the RH8 using SSH, and ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Mount Physical Drive to VMWare Server

I'm running VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Server 2008 (Standard). I can also run Hyper-V if I need to. Anyways, I have three old hard drives that came out from our previous Cent OS system. I wanted to read ...
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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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SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process?

SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process? Thanks P.S. Destination is Hyper-V R2 Server.
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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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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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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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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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what are VMware P2V dynamic disk best practices?

We are trying to figure out the best way to do a P2V on one of our main file servers (windows server 2003). Currently the server is physical with an MD1000 hard drive array attached through scsi, we ...
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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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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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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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Converting a physical Windows 98 machine to a Virtual machine

I need to convert a physical Windows 98 laptop to a virtual machine. I need to do this because I need to migrate an old application which still is used, and cannot run natively on Windows 7. Any ...
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Physical to Virtual Conversion for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

I have a physical Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server that I would like to convert into a virtual machine on my Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Server. Has anyone had any luck creating a Hypver V VHD ...
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inaccessible_boot_device after p2v Windows 2000 Pro SP4 to Workstation 6.5

I am using the latest VMware Converter Standalone to p2v a physical Windows 2000 Professional SP4 PC. The PC is a standard Pentium with IDE disk from circa 2001. The disk is 20GB partitioned logically ...