Virtualizing (Physical-to-virtual, P2V) Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 with Microsoft Hyper-V

Virtualizing aging Windows 2000/ 2003 / 2008 / 2008R2 servers into Hyper-V virtual machines can be tricky, especially if the old servers are partitioned using GPT disks or Dynamic disks. Using the following steps will get you through the virtualization process in a few hours: – Use Microsoft’s free Disk2vhd tool to convert each partition […]

Building a fault tolerant Hyper-V cluster from old and new servers

For larger network installations where 100% up-time is a must, we often join all physical servers into a “Hyper-V cluster”. In a cluster, two or more physical servers share the virtual workload among themselves. If one server goes down or is restarted because of Windows updates, all Virtual Machines will remain online and end-users will […]