[windows2000] Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit Available

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 07:54:26 -0800 (PST)

I wanted to pass this information on.  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 now 
available has released a toolkit to "migrate" a physical server to become a 
virtual server.
This will be the must have product until the next MS OS upgrade!
I have heard rumblings that MVS 2005 pricing will change and be much more 
expensive along the lines of VMWare.  Now would be the time to pick it up while 
the price is "CHEAP".
Get the migration kit at: 
A free, downloadable tool for Virtual Server 2005, Virtual Server Migration 
Toolkit (VSMT) simplifies the migration of an operating system and installed 
applications from a physical server to a server running within a virtual 
machine that is provided and managed by Virtual Server 2005. With Virtual 
Server 2005, you can set up multiple virtual machines running different 
operating systems and applications on the same physical computer.

You can use VSMT to create images of physical computers and deploy them in 
virtual machines running on Virtual Server 2005. With VSMT, you can migrate 
source computers running the following operating systems to virtual machines in 
Virtual Server 2005:
Windows NT 4.0 Server with Service Pack (SP) 6a, Standard and Enterprise 
Windows 2000 Server SP 4 or later
Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP 4 or later
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition

Note: VSMT is intended to be used by IT professionals and consultants and 
requires use of a combination of native and add-on tools for Windows Server 
2003. Users of VSMT should have proficiency with Dynamic Host Configuration 
Protocol (DHCP), PXE, and Windows Server 2003 Automated Deployment Services 
(ADS). Additionally, you must have knowledge of the operating system that you 
are migrating, some scripting knowledge, and knowledge of the legacy hardware 
environment from which you are migrating.

Jim Kenzig


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