Migrating VMware RDMs to a Hyper-V R2 pass through disk


  • Does anybody know whether you can move a VMware RDM from an existing VMware VM by first powering it off and removing the mapping and then present the same to a Hyper-V R2 cluster and attach it to a Hyper-V R2 VM.  For example, in this scenario, we would use SCVMM 2008 with SP1 to V2V the VMware VM to Hyper-V R2 but of course won't be converting the RDM (that contains a lot of data) to a VHD.  We would then want the RDM to be presented to the Hyper-V R2 Cluster and then added to the converted VM as a pas through disk.  Would this work or would the partition be unique to the original VMware VM?

    Any other advice appreciated.


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  • Hi!

    Although I haven't actually tried this myself, I think you should be able to do this. Passing through disks in either VMWare or Hyper-V would still make it possible to put the disk online and access its contents on a physical machine.

    Neither VMWare or Hyper-V adds any hypervisor information on a passed through disk, that I'm aware of.

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