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  • 30 October 2019
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I have a Hyper-V VM that I want to migrate to our Nutanix AHV cluster.  This VM has a C Drive and 2 ISCSI mounted drives that are mounted within the VM through the Windows ISCSI Initiator.  Will Move migrate those 2 disks as well or do I need to plan to copy data after the migration has taken place?

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Best answer by Mutahir 30 October 2019, 17:20

I have a Hyper-V VM that I want to migrate to our Nutanix AHV cluster.  This VM has a C Drive and 2 ISCSI mounted drives that are mounted within the VM through the Windows ISCSI Initiator.  Will Move migrate those 2 disks as well or do I need to plan to copy data after the migration has taken place?

 

Hi Tom, 

Move will not be able to convert the iSCSI disks attached to the vm.

as you have mentioned that this is a SQL Server VM. I would advise to create a new VM on AHV and do a application / db level migration of SQL server with nutanix best practices.

 

SQL BPG : https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2015-Microsoft-SQL-Server:BP-2015-Microsoft-SQL-Server

 

You can also explore Nutanix ERA : https://www.nutanix.com/products/era (depending on your database environment - this might be useful as well). 

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I have a Hyper-V VM that I want to migrate to our Nutanix AHV cluster.  This VM has a C Drive and 2 ISCSI mounted drives that are mounted within the VM through the Windows ISCSI Initiator.  Will Move migrate those 2 disks as well or do I need to plan to copy data after the migration has taken place?

 

Hi Tom, 

Move will not be able to convert the iSCSI disks attached to the vm.

as you have mentioned that this is a SQL Server VM. I would advise to create a new VM on AHV and do a application / db level migration of SQL server with nutanix best practices.

 

SQL BPG : https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2015-Microsoft-SQL-Server:BP-2015-Microsoft-SQL-Server

 

You can also explore Nutanix ERA : https://www.nutanix.com/products/era (depending on your database environment - this might be useful as well).