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Migrating Virtual Machines (Exam 70-642)

When attempting to migrate a 64-bit VM from Windows 2008 Hyper-V into Virtual Server 2005 R2 running on 32-bit hardware...

When attempting to migrate a 64-bit VM from Windows 2008 Hyper-V into Virtual Server 2005 R2 running on 32-bit hardware, you receive the following error: "the virtual machine is not supported." What could be the problem?

  1. Windows 2008 hyper-V only supports 64-bit VMs
  2. Virtual Server 2005 R2 does not support VM migration
  3. Virtual Server 2005 R2 only supports 32-bit VMs
  4. Migration of VMs between Hyper-V and VS 2005 R2 is not supported

C. Virtual Server 2005 R2 only supports 32-bit VMs. Hyper-V supports both 32-bit and 64-bit VMs.

Although Virtual Server 2005 R2 only supports 32-bit VMs, it is available as a free download. Microsoft also offers a conversion tool for physical to virtual machines.

Migrating VMs between Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Hyper-V is supported.

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Tip: Download the latest Hyper-V for Windows 2008 and get virtual.

Tech Reference: "Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide"

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