Questions tagged [physical-to-virtual]

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

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Windows 2012 R2 won't boot after p2v conversion

I used the VMware standalone converter 6.2 to convert a windows 2012 R2 system to a VMware ESXi VM. The conversion reports 100% success and I can see the VM in vCenter. When I start it up though I ...
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Smooth move physical Ubuntu 16.05 LTS into HyperV Core 2019 - best way?

I have an old physical box with Ubuntu 16.05, and disks are about to die (md mirror is there, and disks itself are really old), and I need to copy it over to HyperV 2019 Core host as a VM. I have ...
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P2V CentOS 6.10 with Linux raid

We are trying to virtualize a CentOS 6.10 box that is apparently running a software raid (I think). It is tricky verifying as the machine is remote, and the users don't have a clue. The method we've ...
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Moving DC from physical to virtual

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am looking for your opinion or advice on the subject. We have a physical server that is our DC, running AD, DNS, DHCP, and is also the file server. The file ...
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P2V with rsync :

I am trying to create a vmware virtual machine from a physical one running RedHat. Here are the steps I followed: I create a VM and boot a live-cd (kali). I perform a rsync of the physical host for ...
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vSphere P2V Conversion without converting an iSCSI disk

I have a physical Windows 2008 R2 server that connects via iSCSI, over ethernet, to a SAN. I need to convert the server to virtual, but I don't want to convert the iSCSI volume to VMDK, because I don'...
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Create VM from old HDD containing ubuntu

I used to have a standalone server running Ubuntu Server on a 1TB HDD which is now removed and replaced with an ESXI host OS. What I would like to do is to turn the old HDD with Ubuntu Server on into ...
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Physical to Virtual of RD Server on the same server

I need to Physical to Virtual our Remote Desktop Server (Server 2008 R2), install the HyperV role on the Physical server and then eventually have the converted RD VM back running on the Physical ...
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Virtualize SCO 5v6.0.0 P2V

I try to virtualize old SCO server and i Have a little problem with that. When i try to startup VM i see somethink like that: SCO error Physical server: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with six harddisk's ( ...
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P2V with a single-server domain controller

I have a small domain in my office (7 PCs) with a single DC installed physically, on a desktop running Windows Server 2012R2. All the components in the domain have static IPs - both the DC and the PCs....
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P2V (Physical to Virtual) conversion for Veritas Cluster

We are having situation where we have 5 nodes app server in a cluster using Veritas Cluster. The Operating System are RHEL 6.6 and all are physical server (blade server) We want to migrate all these ...
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P2V SBS Windows 2008: Mass Storage Driver issue around SCSI IDE changes - Boot BSOD Error 0x0000007b, 0xc0000034?

Have done tons of reading on Spiceworks & outside on P2Vs, SBS, 2008, DC related threads and made lots of notes on all Pathways & Tools & Prep: (Please see Pg 1,2,3) so you know I've done ...
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Failed to read VM '[Empty Name]' OVF, it may be corrupted

When importing a VM from virt-p2v into rhev/ovirt, I am greeted with a Failed to read VM '[Empty Name]' OVF, it may be corrupted when I visit the VM import tab. The engine.log gives this unhelpful ...
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How to convert physical server to Azure VM

I am running Windows 2008 R2 on physical server (Dell Machine). Now I want to convert the physical server to Azure VM. I have tried with disk2vhd utility but I am getting the below error while ...
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How to P2V a RAIDed IBM Netfinity 7100 W2000 server

I have a legacy machine from IBM (A Netfinity 7100) running a Windows 2000 SP4 server OS. We are trying to move it to a virtual environment (KVM under Linux) to decommission this old, costly hardware. ...
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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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Migrating physical machine to KVM

I have a fairly old debian machine that I need to migrate to KVM-Qemu. What I started is to make a tarball of the root filesystem: tar -cpf rootfs.tar --exclude='dev/*' --exclude='proc/*' --exclude=...
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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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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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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 request....
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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 : FAILED:...
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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. ...