Overview

Introduction

The Managing Virtual Machine Movement provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topicsThis module includes the following exercises:

  • Prepare System Requirements for Virtual Machine Move
  • Move Virtual Machines and Hyper-V Storage
  • Exporting and Importing Virtual Machines

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Perform live migration of virtual machines
  • Understand quick migration
  • Perform storage migration
  • Export and import virtual machines

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Prepare System Requirements for Virtual Machine Move

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Service supports the live migration of virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another Hyper-V server. Although this functionality is built-in to Hyper-V server, you need to configure the options to choose like authentication protocol, maximum number of concurrent migrations, the network which can be used for live migrations and performance options.

In this exercise, you will prepare the system requirements to ensure a successful migration of virtual machines between Hyper-V servers.

Exercise 2 - Move Virtual Machines and Hyper-V Storage

After setting up the system requirements for a successful move of live virtual machines from a Hyper-V host to a shared storage, you are ready to make the actual migration of virtual machines.

In this exercise, you will use Hyper-V Manager to move one of the virtual machines. Windows PowerShell has Hyper-V module built into the server running the virtualization service. The module provides a command line interface for working with the migration of live virtual machines.

Please note that the alternate (external) storage of virtual machines in Hyper-V do not provide fault tolerance. Therefore, should a disk failure occur on PLABDC01 running the iSCSI server, you will not have access to the virtual machines. You can refer to another module in 70-740 about setting up Failover Clustering for virtual machines to ensure high availability for Hyper-V.

Exercise 3 - Exporting and Importing Virtual Machines

Guest virtual machines can be exported and imported into same Hyper-V host or another host to ease the deployment of new VMs as required by an organization. Exporting a virtual machine creates a copy of the virtual machine which can be imported into a Hyper-V host. There are built-in commands for exporting a guest VM to a file on disk and importing the VM as a new device in Hyper-V Manager.

In this exercise, you will learn how to export and import a virtual machine to another Hyper-V server.

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