We have a Windows 2012R2 HyperV host with about 8 Windows 2008R2 VMs.
These VMs are Gen1 using .vhdx as the file system.
I'm currently running Ntnx 4.7.4 and was wondering the following:
- Does the image service import .vhdx files or do I need to use qemu-image ?
- If I use something like Starwind V2V converter, it supports QCOW2 and RAW, is there a preferred Ntnx format ? (Image inserted below)
- Does the SMB version on the CVM have unique specifications ? I was trying to use Storagecraft Shadowprotect Recovery options (Linux based) but it would see the UNC?
Best answer by CTI
Thanks for checking for me...
FYI- the only issue using raw is that the destination for the RAW file has to have enough space to to match the partition size. So a 1.5 TB Windows partition (with 20% used) will still need 1.5 TB.
If QCOW2/vmdk or some other format that will only copy only actual used space would be helpful.
I'm hoping to use the StarWind converter to get the images onto a Synolgy NAS with and SSD inside to help things move along.....
So I would be going HyperV-->Synology NAS-->AHV