Best way to migrate vms from 2012 hyper-v cluster to new 2022 hyper-v cluster in a new domain, no trust

Tiina Pehkonen 0 Reputation points

*Old cluster with old domain has four 2012 hyper-v nodes and FC storage.
New cluster has two 2022 hyper-v nodes with iSCSI storage in a new domain, there is no trust between domains.

What is the easiest way to migrate virtual machines to new cluster and domain?
They can use same network.*

Option1: migrate old cluster to new domain and then migrate vms - lot´s of work and is it possible?
Option2: export and import vms

Option3: use third party tool - easy

Option4: something else?

A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Limitless Technology 43,931 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to Hyper-V Migrate.

    All three options are possible , but they will depends on how Big your VM , Data and resources you have.

    As there is no Trust between two Domains you can Do Export then Import your VMs to new Cluster.


    Use the built-in Microsoft “Shared Nothing Live Migration” to migrate VMs to new cluster.

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  2. Alex Bykovskyi 1,681 Reputation points


    As mentioned, all options are supported. If possible, you can connect iSCSI storage to an old cluster, move your VMs to a new storage and then connect it back to a new cluster.

    As another option, you can use StarWind V2V Converter to move VMs to a new cluster.

    Alex Bykovskyi    
    StarWind Software    
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