Virtual Machine Migration in Hyper-V
Hyper-V role migration involves moving the virtual machines, virtual networks, and all the associated settings from one physical computer to another physical computer in the enterprise. The process supports moving from a server running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 to a server running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2. The Hyper-V role does not depend on any other roles.
Installing Hyper-V Role in windows Server 2012 R2
- Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on the new server hardware.
- Install the Hyper-V role on the server.
- Configure the following Hyper-V settings, for example:
- The default location for virtual hard disks and virtual machine configuration files.
- Live migration settings. Even if live migration was not previously configured, you must enable and configure live migration on both servers.
- Virtual switches.
- Hyper-V Administrators local group membership.
- Install the latest updates.
- You must have Three computers running with Windows Server 2012 as follows:
- Computer 1: Promote DC.
- Computer 2 and
- Computer 3: Member of Domain and install DHCP Service.
Perform this procedure on the source server running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. To move the virtual machine to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2
- On the source server running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, open the Hyper-V Manager console, and then select the virtual machine that you want to move.
- From the Actions pane, click Move. This action opens the Move Wizard.
- On the Choose Move Type page, select Move the virtual machine.
- On the Specify Destination Computer, specify the name or server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2.
- On the Choose Move Options page, select Move only the virtual machine.
- Migration is complete.