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Question on migrating/rebuilding VM from virtual HDD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a server 2016 standard Hyper-V host.

    Down the road, we might change the RAID configuration, which would require reloading the host.

    I'll have a VM running SharePoint and another running Skype for Business 2015 and both will be domain members.

    Will there be any AD issues attaching the virtual HDD to a new virtual machine if I reload the host? Other than resetting the IP of the VM? Would there be enough changes that would break the connection to the domain/those programs?

    If needed, any issues with migrating the VM to another box while the original host is reloaded and then moved back?

    Thanks!

    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:03 PM

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  • Should not be an issue. Just export the VMs, do the rebuild, patch fully, add Hyper-V role, import the VMs

     

     



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    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:19 PM
  • No, there should be no issues. Once your Hyper-V Host is up and running, import the existing VM's, this way all VM configuration will stay the same (VM Generation, CPU, Memory, etc.).


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    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:23 PM
  • Thanks for the reply

    Using this article, could you please explain the 3 import options for VM and which one would be best for my situation?

    1. Register the virtual machine in-place (using existing unique ID)
    2. Restore the virtual machine (using existing unique ID)
    3. Copy the virtual machine (create new unique ID)

    Thanks!

    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:50 PM
  • I'd recommend using the Copy option.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/deploy/export-and-import-virtual-machines

     

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    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:55 PM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Dave.

    There is a detailed guide for you,please refer to it.

    https://techjourney.net/how-to-clone-vm-virtual-machine-in-hyper-v/


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    Frank


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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:23 AM
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  • Hi,
    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

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    Frank

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    Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:15 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just check the situation about your issue.

    Best Regards,
    Frank

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    Monday, May 20, 2019 8:43 AM
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