VHD Drive

Also here we can choose the type of future VHD-drive – fixed or dynamic. Dynamic disk files occupy less space on the host machine, but may be fragmented, resulting in slower. VHD-files fixed drives took exactly as much space as they were before the conversion, but faster. That is why to drive data-intensive, I recommend using VHD-files of a fixed type. Select the number of logical processors to the virtual machine and memory. In the next wizard window, we suggest to choose the host server that will create a virtual machine. Here you can see the rating of servers (denoted by asterisks). The higher the rating, the more free resources on this server.

When The rankings take into account the scvmm amount of free ram, hard drive capacity, processor resources, etc. Choose the location of the virtual machine files on the target host server. You must also select network that will connect the server after the conversion. These parameters can then be changed. In the next wizard window to select additional settings for the virtual machine: Which of the virtual machine to perform after the host machine; What action to perform when you turn off the host mashiny.Ya chose the virtual machine starts up after the host machine in 300 seconds (5 minutes). This delay necessary, prior to its start time to start the domain controller if he too was turned off.

When you turn off the host server, the virtual machine will be saved (Save State). Look up and click 'Next' details of virtualization (p2v) You can see in the box, 'Jobs'. At the end of the process, you can see that we have a virtual machine 'SERV2' server 'ServV1'. Now turn off the physical server, which we converted, and start a new virtual server. Note, however, that the MAC-address of the virtual machine will be the same as the old physical server, so include them together in one network do not recommend it. If the role of the server allows, you can change the MAC-address on the virtual server. In our case, I did so. After converting all the servers we can remove from the network System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM), or buy it. Costs this product is not expensive – about $ 850 in the Enterprise version.