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Migrate WSE12R2 from physical to virtual?


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Sorry, putting this into this forum because it relates to a HPE Gen10+ exercise...


Have run WSE12R2 on a home build server since 2012. Largely for essentials client backups, file server storage and as a Plex Media Server and Blue Iris server. It’s an Ivy Bridge Core i5-3570K 32 GB RAM box. Runs at approx. 20% CPU since I’ve removed HyperV from it.


Anyway, I’ve since added a HPE Gen10+ with 64 GB RAM on WS2019 with HyperV. Will be moving Blue Iris to its own Core i5-9500 16 GB RAM 9th gen box this week. May also throw PMS on this same machine as PMS use is becoming less frequent.



- Would like to retire the old 3rd gen WSE12R2 hardware to reduce energy usage.

- Considering migrating the WSE12R2 box from physical to a HyperV VM on the Gen10+ server.

- Limiting the function of the WSE12R2 VM to the DC, DNS and client backup functions (router is DHCP server)


Has anyone successfully migrated a home windows server from physical to virtual like this?


Appreciate any experiences. Thanks.

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Am going to attempt to just use the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter app to convert the current physical WSE12R2 box directly to a Hyper-V VM on the Gen10+. In one pass. If all goes well, will retire this electricity guzzling 3rd gen Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge box altogether.

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