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

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Migrating a Microsoft Print Cluster to a single virtual machine

We have two physical servers being used as a clustered print server. The physical servers are EOL and we want to migrate the print services to a single VM. Does anyone have any suggestions on the ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Windows Sever 2000 machine with striped scsi disk to VHD

Currently have a lot of servers running legacy applications that only work with W2k running on very old hardware that needs to be replaced. The plan is to convert each current machine into a VHD and ...
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Networking Issues after vmware p 2 v

I recently migrated a windows 2003 physical machine to virtual, I've installed vm tools, and reconfigured the nic to use the vmxnet 2 adapter, and changed that to the E1000 nic as a troubleshooting ...
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Win2K P2V on XenServer 6.2: VM unable to start

I'm trying to virtualize (P2V) a very old Win2K server (an IBM x345) with related storage: a main C: drive, running on top of a RAID 5 logical-array served by an internal ServeRAID HW controller and ...
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How to convert clonezilla backup image to virtual machine?

I have a 30gB tar.gz disk image of a physical debian machine, created by clonezilla - what's the easiest list of steps to follow to convert it to a virtual machine? Do i have to necessarily make .iso? ...
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Migrating SQL Server 2000 from Physical to Virtual

My team will be tasked with a Physical-to-Virtual migration of SQL Server 2000. The main requirement will be: Minimization of downtime and minimization of impact on operation. The action plan is as ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Post P2V Remote Destkop

I recently performed a P2V on an old OEM XP installation. This required running an in place install to convert from an OEM to a VLK. On completion I was unable to connect to remote desktop. netstat ...
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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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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 migrate a Windows Server 2003 physical server to Xen VM

We have some 10 physical servers running Windows Server 2003. Now we have bought a new xen server. I have added Windows Server 2008 R2 as host as a guest VM in xen host. Now we are planning to move ...
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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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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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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 ...