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Re: [HyperV][xen] Porting Windows disk_image from xen to HyperV


>From a driver wise perspective.   Windows has the hyper-v bits baked in to achieve partial paravirtualization/enlightment.   The problem obviously is moving the data from one virtual disk format to another.

In theory 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Openstack [mailto:openstack-bounces+ppouliot=microsoft.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bruno Oliveira
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:26 PM
To: openstack
Subject: Re: [Openstack] [HyperV][xen] Porting Windows disk_image from xen to HyperV

I forgot to mention that I found this doc mentioning how to migrate http://jeff-brady.blogspot.com.br/2011/12/linux-on-hyper-v-migrate-redhat-vm-from.html

*But* I'm more concerned for the aspect of driver-wise.
Technically a xen-to-hyperV image will boot, would it be auto-suficient?

I mean, would I have to reinstall all drivers ?


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Bruno Oliveira <brunnop.oliveira@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've got a quick question regarding HyperV and Xen virtualization 
> modes and their compatibility.
> Can you help me out on this? Here's the deal:
> Knowing that when xen boots up a Windows box, it goes as "HVM" 
> (Hardware Virtualization) but needs some "PV"
> (Paravirtualization) drivers...
> And that Hyper-V *does* work with Windows in HVM (without the 
> PV-drivers), theorically and tecnically, is there a way I could have a 
> "Windows Server" which the disk_image is xen-based ported to HyperV ? 
> Even if I have to apply some process in the way
> Thank you!
> Regards,
> Bruno de Oliveira
> System Analyst, Developer
> skype: brunnop.oliveira
> brunnop.oliveira@xxxxxxxxx

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