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HOW TO: Convert a physical server or virtual


server (P2V/V2V) to Microsoft Hyper-V using
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1
Published on 2014-12-09
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Install Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 on the server taking note of the Pre-
requisites above. In this tutorial, we've installed Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1
on the Microsoft Hyper-V server that will be hosting the converted physical server.
In this tutorial we will convert a small physical le server called FS01, which has 4GB RAM,
2 Processors, 40GB hard disk, and the operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2
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Start Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 from the Start Menu.

Select Yes, to the "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this
computer?"

At the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter "Before You Begin Welcome Page" select Next
to continue.
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In this tutorial we will be completing a Physical machine conversion. So select Physical


machine conversion and click Next to continue. If you want to complete a virtual machine
conversion, select Virtual machine conversion.

Select the Source physical machine for conversion, by entering


 
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Click Scan System at the System Information page, and click Next to continue.

Con rm the System Information is correct, and select Next to continue.


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At the Volume Con guration page, select your VHD Type preference, between Dynamic
(the default) or Fixed. 

Select Next to continue.


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Specify the Virtual machine name as you would like it to appear in the Hyper-V inventory
and enter the number of processors and total memory for the virtual machine. Click Next
to continue.

Select a Hyper-V host as the destination for the virtual machine. Enter the
 
IP Address or computer name or fully quali ed domain name (FQDN)
Username
Password
Click Next to continue.
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Specify a network share on the Hyper-V server. We have created a share on the virtual
machine root folder (VMs). Click Next to continue.

Select a location on this machine with enough free space for the converted virtual
machine. (This is a temporary location used in the conversion process). Click Next to
continue.
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Select a virtual switch to connect to the virtual machine. Click Next to continue.

Check the Final Summary, and click Finish to submit the conversion job.
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Be patient; grab a co ee whilst the job starts...

The conversion job is in progress


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The disk conversion has nished, and the disks will be xed-up.

The conversion was successful. The conversion from physical to virtual has taken approx
30 minutes. Click Close.
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If you click Hyper-V Manager from the Start Menu, you can check and start-up the VM.

The physical machine which has been converted will be displayed in the Hyper-V
inventory. Right Click the Virtual Machine fs01, and select Connect.
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Press the Power On button highlighted to Power On the virtual machine fs01.

Screenshot of converted physical server fs01, running as a virtual machine hosted on


Hyper-V.
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In the above tutorial we have converted a physical server to Microsoft Hyper-V using
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1, the same process can be used to convert a virtual
machine, by selefting the virtual machine selection at the beginning or the conversion job.

Congratulations, you have successfully converted a physical server to Microsoft


Hyper-V using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1.

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Expert Comment by: Temody 2015-07-06

WOW
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wonderful article

Expert Comment by: Florent Kambire 2017-07-10

Hello, Great article! many thanks.


How to overcome P2V errors with EFI or UEFI physical machines?
i am getting the following error message : "here are blocking issues for the
physical-to-virtual conversion: There is no BCD boot device found in the
source machine, noticing that conversion of an EFI boot machine is
currently not supported"

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by: Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
2017-07-10
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@Florent Kambire:- Thanks for reading my EE Article, and your feedback.

I would encourage you to post a question, and myself of other experts will
be glad to assist you with your issue.

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