Sat, Oct 13 2012 22:43
Odds and ends on HyperV
Odds and ends on hyperV and using Windows 8 as a hyperV base...
If you want to play with an existing computer and you want to virtualize it, I still say one of the key tools that work great is
So using that tool you can make a copy of an existing physical computer and move it to a HyperV.
As in everything with Microsoft ..it's not if you can do it (you can) it's whether or not it's legal to do so (if it's OEM, it's not without buying a retail version of the software).
To ptov it, you run the tool that makes vhds that match the physical hard drives of the machine. You get set up the first drive to be an IDE drive in the hyper V "new machine" wizard and any additional drives are set up as SCSI drives.
If you use a Win8 as a hyperV parent, one thing that you lose is the backup that reaches through the parent to backup the children. Personally I still backup the children independently as I feel this gives me the best backup for purposes of getting official support no matter what. So I set up a dynamic VHD disk on a usb attached hard drive and attach the vhd as scsi attached hard drive and back up to that.
There's just something conforting about having a backup like the native wizards want to do the backup and not backing up through the hyperV.
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