P2V of Windows 2008 R2 SQL Clustered Servers

RanaSaha-1602 21 Reputation points

Hello, Is it possible to convert P2V of Windows 2008 R2 SQL clustered environment?

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    You may be able to break the cluster and get it to work. P2V is a poor and very risky solution

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  1. Xiaowei He 9,876 Reputation points


    It's not recommended to convert P2V, if you want to migration SQL cluster from physical servers to virtual machines. We may try to create the cluster on virtual machines, then try to migrate SQL cluster to it. After migration, we may try to change the IP addresses settings, if you want o use the orignal ones.

    I found an article about how to migrate SQL instance to new Cluster, for your reference:


    (Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)

    Thanks for your time!
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  2. Alex Bykovskyi 1,836 Reputation points


    I think the best way would be to create new virtualized cluster and migrate databases to a new cluster. P2V of SQL can lead to a potential issues and is not recommended. The following articles might be helpful:


    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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