Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) potential issues and recommendations

  • 7920436
  • 01-Dec-2005
  • 27-Apr-2012


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When converting a Virtual Machine to a physical server you may experience issues with the VM tools services and applications  (.e.g. Microsoft's  VM Additions or VMware Tools) since they are not designed to run on a physical environment.


It is recommended to remove the VM environment tools (.e.g. Microsoft's  VM Additions or VMware Tools) prior to the conversions and rediscover the Virtual Machine after the removal of the tools.

The above is also recommended when performing Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) conversions from Microsoft Virtual Servers to VMware Servers and vice versa - please check TID 7920178 for more details.