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Windows server converted P2V through DISK2VHD not working

    Question

  • HI Team,

    i converted a windows server to P2V through DISK2VHD,when i start the vhd in hyper v i get the below screen.


    TechGUy,System Administrator.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:56 PM

Answers

  • You need to put your OS into maintenance mode so it will rebuild driver stacks. Some smart tools (like StarWind V2V converter) do it automatically, other guys need manual intervention. 

    StarWind V2V (Automatic Repair Mode)

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

    In general P2V and V2V is OK for lab but we don't recommend to our customers xxx2V for production use. 


    Cheers,

    Anton Kolomyeytsev [MVP]

    StarWind Software Chief Architect

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    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:16 PM
  • This could be a UEFI/BIOS thing.

    Was the source server running with a UEFI setup or regular BIOS?
    If running UEFI then boot it on a Gen2 VM if BIOS then Gen1.


    Andreas Sobczyk CloudMechanic.net

    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Friday, March 17, 2017 7:34 AM
  • I had to repair the boot record form CD the below link helped me to resolve the issue.

    https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/08/disk2vhd-on-a-generation-2-vm-results-in-an-unbootable-vhdx/


    TechGUy,System Administrator.

    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:45 AM

All replies

  • Conversions can be iffy. Better to clean install the operating system, patch it fully and migrate the roles or applications over to it.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:12 PM
  • You need to put your OS into maintenance mode so it will rebuild driver stacks. Some smart tools (like StarWind V2V converter) do it automatically, other guys need manual intervention. 

    StarWind V2V (Automatic Repair Mode)

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

    In general P2V and V2V is OK for lab but we don't recommend to our customers xxx2V for production use. 


    Cheers,

    Anton Kolomyeytsev [MVP]

    StarWind Software Chief Architect

    Profile:   Blog:   Twitter:   LinkedIn:  

    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:16 PM
  • This could be a UEFI/BIOS thing.

    Was the source server running with a UEFI setup or regular BIOS?
    If running UEFI then boot it on a Gen2 VM if BIOS then Gen1.


    Andreas Sobczyk CloudMechanic.net

    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Friday, March 17, 2017 7:34 AM
  • Hi Sir,

    I agree with the others .

    First , you may check if the original computer is UEFI setup .

    bcdedit /enum {current}

    My test EFI setup :


    If it is the case , you may need to select Gen2 when you create the VM:

     

    Any further information please feel free to let us know .

    Best Regards,

    Elton


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    Monday, March 20, 2017 2:11 AM
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  • This is what my original computer looks like when i run the command which you showed above.


    TechGUy,System Administrator.

    Monday, March 20, 2017 4:02 PM
  • Then you should convert it and boot it to a Generation 2 VM :)

    Andreas Sobczyk CloudMechanic.net

    Monday, March 20, 2017 4:15 PM
  • I had to repair the boot record form CD the below link helped me to resolve the issue.

    https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/08/disk2vhd-on-a-generation-2-vm-results-in-an-unbootable-vhdx/


    TechGUy,System Administrator.

    • Marked as answer by ITSysGuy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:46 AM
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:45 AM