Live Migrate VM from Windows 2012 to Windows 2012 R2 RTM

Today Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 2012 R2 RTM to Technet/MSDN subscribers.

As I have a Technet subscription with my MCT I had to download right away install and see if it works….

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When I had installed the server I activated the Hyper-V role and the management tools

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In the RTM version of the Hyper-V PowerShell module there is 178 cmdlets and in the preview it was the same number so no new cmdlets have appeared in the latest release.

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I had to test the Live Migration feature and see if it worked to move a VM from a win 2012 Hyper-V to a R2 RTM, I had some issues when trying from the R2 ( I had done the delegation in the AD for kerberos) and when trying from the hyper-v manager it was not totally clear what was wrong:

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and it was in the PowerShell console the error was stated ย and as you can see I had forgot to set up a virtual network with the same name as on the source host and that was why the migration failed..

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once that was done the migration worked flawlessly ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tomorrow I will continue evaluate the RTM release and maybe there will be a new post about my findings then ย ๐Ÿ™‚


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