2008 R2 to XenServer

Posted by admin | Posted in Technical | Posted on 29-09-2011-05-2008

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At work I was bouncing my head of the desk for about a day and a half on converting a Windows 2008 R2 server sitting on a Dell Power Edge M610 over to XenServer 5.6 SP2.  Here is what I used to finally get everything working.

1. Ran Disk2VHD from SysInternals (Link) Make sure to take both the OS and the System partition are selected and Hit convert

2.  Used XenConvert 2.3.1 x64 (I have tried 2.4.1 x64 but it doesn’t have the option to take a VHD to XenServer) Select Source as VHD and Select XenServer as your destination. Fill out the rest of the information.

3. Booted the Server with the windows 2008 R2 CD

4. Select the Repair option

5. Select CMD

6. Change the Directory to ‘recovery’

7. Run ‘StartRep.exe’

8. Reboot

This resolved my issues and we were then able to use this server after everything was done.

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