I did an upgrade from an old Athlon 64 to the brand new Athlon II ‘Regor’ platform. Finally my homeserver supports AMD-V, so I could start using Hyper-V. All my virtual machines are hosted using VMWare Workstation, so I need to migrate them to Hyper-V. Here are the steps to take:
Migrating from Windows Server 2003 R2 with VMWare Workstation as a host. To Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64.
- Install latest updates on guest OS (VM).
- Remove VMWare Tools from the virtual machine.
- Shutdown the VM. (As I’m running Server 2008, there is no need to add IDE drivers to my VM. If your are running 2003/XP or older, you have to install IDE drivers).
- Remove all snapshots.
- Convert the VMDK disk to the VHD format using Vmdk2Vhd, download at http://vmtoolkit.com/
- Create new virtual machine in Hyper-V, using an existing disk (the converted .VHD from previous step).
- Start the VM and login as an admin. Install the Integration Services (Action -> Insert Integration Services Setup Disk). Without this, Hyper-V will not recognize some devices. Like network adapters, pointing devices ..
- Set your fixed IP (if your VM had one).