Monday, September 24, 2012 5:44 PM
I have two different servers on which I've tried doing in place upgrades to Server 2012 Enterprise. The first is a Dell PE 2950 running Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and the second is a VM on a PE 1950 with the host running Server2008 Datacenter x64, and the guest (which I'd like to upgrade) on 2008 R2. When I go to upgrade them it seems to install fine, but once it reboots and goes through the Getting Devices Ready it reverts back to 2008.
I did some troubleshooting for the virtual server, by creating a brand new VM with 2008 R2 and doing the upgrade, which worked no problem, so I'm thinking there's something wrong with that VM. Both servers are joined to the domain, but running different software.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Edit: The VM was also getting a blue screen: 0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATED
Both servers are on 2008 R2 SP1 with all current updates from Microsoft installed, and I'm trying to upgrade both to 2012 Standard.
- Edited by switch- Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:06 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012 9:26 PM
Those are some pretty old boxes. Looking at www.windowsservercatalog.com, Dell does not list those as supported by Windows Server 2012. So, in looking at the 2950 physical host you are looking to upgrade, you might be out of luck. It will most likely need at a minimum a BIOS upgrade, and it also may need new storage drivers. Contact Dell to see if they have updates that would allow (I'm not saying support) 2012 to run.
As for the VM, that one is interesting. You say you are running Windows Server 2008 R2. You don't indicate if you have SP1 applied. Ensure that all current patches are applied. The upgrade requires that SP1 be installed.
- Marked As Answer by Cheers ZHANGMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:54 AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:04 PM
Thanks for your help Tim. I'll update the BIOS and whatnot and give it another shot on the physical.
The VM is odd though. Sorry but I forgot to mention but the VM is completely up to date and is on SP1 and it does meet all the system requirements. More importantly I should have let you know that it was getting a blue screen after getting devices ready. Not sure how that slipped my mind.. The stop code was 0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATED. I'm going to try moving it to a newer virtual host we have to see if it'll work on there.
Friday, November 02, 2012 12:41 PM
Hello switch-, I would make a backup copy of VMs before running in-place upgrade - then in case of failure you can reinstall 2008 R2 Hyper-V and restore your VMs. This can be done by VeeamZIP that fully supports Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.