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Discuss Virtualize your SBS 2008 or 2011 and run it as a virtual machine on Hyper-V server

Discuss Virtualize your SBS 2008 or 2011 and run it as a virtual machine on Hyper-V server

The Numinous Travel Company has an 8-year-old SBS 2011, and the hardware is now out of the warranty. They had some issues lately with the hardware related to memory banks not working. The new hardware has arrived, a spanking new server with loads of memory, a fast disk subsystem and a Xeon processor with 12 cores.

If you are going to migrate your SBS 2011 to a new Windows Server 2016 or 2019  and you have the same situation as the Numinous Travel Company, you will also want to virtualize the SBS and run it as a Virtual Machine on the new server. That way you don’t have to worry anymore about the flaky hardware that can crash any time during your migration. Though some do not advice to virtualize a Domain Controller I have done this several times with great success.

Mariette Knap Mariette Knap
Published 10/27/2018 05:11
  • SBS 2008
  • SBS 2011
  • Hyper-V
  • Migration
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