Monthly Archive: July 2012


How does a storage migration of a running virtual machine in Windows Server 2012 (both through Hyper-V manager and through PowerShell) actually work?

The process followed by Hyper-V internally to perform a storage migration is actually quite simple to explain and is as follows: Step 1: Start with a virtual machine that is reading and writing to a virtual hard disk file (.VHDX in the diagram, but storage migration is supported for both .VHDX and .VHD files). Step 2: After the user selects to perform a storage migration, immediately create a new virtual...