Physical machine to Virtual using Disk2VHD tool

                                    Physical machine to Virtual using Disk2VHD tool

We want to move our Physical server into a Virtual machine what to do and what tool i can use.

After some research on this i came to know about the Sysinternals tool Disk2VHD. This is best tool and easy to to convert your physical machine into .VHD extensions.

The main difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. It uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability  to create consistent point-in-time snapshot.

Here you start with:

Download the  Disk2VHD tool from Microsoft website : Disk2VHD Download

  • The best recommended way firstly remove all the unwanted data from physical server to an external drive and uninstall the unnecessary programs and clear all the junk. After fine tuning  the data on the server.
  • Double click on Disk2VHD to open the Disk2VHD tool.
  • It will show you the list of drives on the server.



  • Now you can select all the drives because you have already fine tuned the server and Give the path to Export the server to a VHD file..
  • Once you clicked Create, The process start automatically..



  •  Once this is completed, the VHD file will be saved to the location we specified.
Your physical machine is saved in a VHD file now. You can use this VHD file in any VHD supported Virtual environment to mount the Hard disk and  bring your virtual server online.


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