Hypervisor Swap from ESXi to Hyper-V 2012r2, ESXi Backups, Converters, Lions, Tigers, Bears, OhMy
So, I have reached out to a fellow Mangonite to be an extra set of eyes/fingers on my little gig this weekend.
Basically we're taking 3 VM hosts each running ESXi 5.5 (free) and the end goal is to get them migrated to Hyper-V.
As of now, we have had victories and a few opportunities for victory. We had hopes of just running a backup, using the 5nine v2v converter and boom. nah, esxi free is killin us. so.... the quick and dirty goes like this Backup using vBackup from Thinware and dumping the backup onto our nas so after we have our glorious backup on the NAS ended up using Starwind's VMDK converter. two servers are backed up and converter is running. here's to hoping they spin up post conversion. Starwind's converter takes into account the fact that you're moving from esxi to something else, so it prepares the vhdx to boot into driver repair mode initially so it can load the new non VMware drivers on the Hyper-V host. anyway, that's where we stand so far. I'll do a little vBackup writup later, gonna go patch some systems while i'm waiting on the converters to finish.
Big thanks @dafyre so far!
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How did this go?