This link describes a novel approach to converting physical machines to virtual machines and vice versa without using a Converter such as VMWare vCentre Converter. I’m particularly interested in the the V2P solution, as, having read the offical whitepaper from VMWare about V2P, it’s a little daunting to say the least. However I haven’t tried … Continue reading Converting P2V or V2P using Windows Backup
It’s not that clear, at least it wasn’t to me :-(, how to install this tool, so I’ll describe my steps here. The version of the tool you install has to match the version of the OS you are running, so if you’re running Windows Server 2003 SP1 you need the Sysprep tool to match that … Continue reading Installing the Sysprep Tool for Windows 2003 Server
Here’s 2 great articles describing how to prepare a virtual machine for use as a template VM, the article discuss’s using Microsoft Virtual PC, though the content is valid if you’re using VMWare or some other virtualization product. Here’s the first link, and here’s the second.