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How to convert Hyper-v vm to physical machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any way to convert Hyper-v VM to physical server, as I have some performance issues with VM wanted to check the same on physical server.   


    Krishna
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    The following post discussed a similar issue, you can refer to:

     

    Hyper-V and Guest V2V/V2P

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/7232e61d-3a3b-4025-957a-408c14845ca1/

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Friday, June 17, 2011 4:45 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi!

    Yes, there are ways.

    I had to do this myself once because of performance problems. I used Norton Ghost to create an image of the VM and unpack it on a physical machine. I also had to perform a repair installation afterwards, so that Windows could detect the new hardware and install proper storage drivers.

    Maybe there are smoother and easier ways to accomplish this, but this worked out just fine.



    Friday, June 17, 2011 5:47 AM
  • Newer windows operating systems tolerate the hardware change well and you can use simple tools like ImageX or Ghost.  (Vista and newer).

    Older operating systems don't tolerate the hardware change well  - specifically boot disk controllers - and with these you frequently have to approach it with the thinking of restoring a backup to new hardware.  Commonly this is Server 2003 and older.  Although Server 2003 can tolerate a bit depending on the controller change.

    PlateSpin used to offer P2V and V2P - however, it was never free nor inexpensive.

     


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful) http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Friday, June 17, 2011 2:43 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  •  

    If the VM is a win 2008 R2 you can use the vhd and do boot-from-vhd on a physical server and test it :-) otherwise there is a third party tool that is named Platespin Migrate, i have quite some experience and it works very good, it comes with a license cost though so i would try a boot from vhd first

    //niklas

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:04 PM
  • Hi,

     

    The following post discussed a similar issue, you can refer to:

     

    Hyper-V and Guest V2V/V2P

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/7232e61d-3a3b-4025-957a-408c14845ca1/

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Friday, June 17, 2011 4:45 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi!

    Yes, there are ways.

    I had to do this myself once because of performance problems. I used Norton Ghost to create an image of the VM and unpack it on a physical machine. I also had to perform a repair installation afterwards, so that Windows could detect the new hardware and install proper storage drivers.

    Maybe there are smoother and easier ways to accomplish this, but this worked out just fine.



    Friday, June 17, 2011 5:47 AM
  • Newer windows operating systems tolerate the hardware change well and you can use simple tools like ImageX or Ghost.  (Vista and newer).

    Older operating systems don't tolerate the hardware change well  - specifically boot disk controllers - and with these you frequently have to approach it with the thinking of restoring a backup to new hardware.  Commonly this is Server 2003 and older.  Although Server 2003 can tolerate a bit depending on the controller change.

    PlateSpin used to offer P2V and V2P - however, it was never free nor inexpensive.

     


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful) http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Friday, June 17, 2011 2:43 PM
    Moderator