Importing/Migrating a Physical Machine on a Hyper-V


The HostingRaja Cloud server solution permits a Hyper-V Cloud server to be designed utilizing disk image of a physical system. Mainly there are 2 options based on the OS (operating system) is Linux or Windows.

Linux Machine

In order to perform this action on Linux based machine, there is no any exclusive tool that ensures the important or migration in fast and easiest manner in spite of the Linux distribution. Given below are the few steps you need to follow:

  • Boot from external disk (CD or DVD)

  • Upload the image to the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) section given by HostingRaja

  • Export an image from the system or from a command line interface.

  • Build a Cloud Server using custom Template

  • Upload the image to the primary disk

  • Retrieve the Cloud Server utilizing the Recovery Console in order to restore the file system & reconfigure the machine.


Windows Machine

You can do this on Windows machine by following the below mentioned steps:

A. Build a disk image of the physical system

  • To acquire a virtual copy of a physical disk you can utilize one of these instruments that Microsoft gives:

The utility Disk2VHD

The tool available in SCVMM

  • In Windows servers including Windows 7 and Windows 8, by going to Computer management section and right clicking with the mouse of your system on Disk Management you can decide on Create VHD and Connect VHD. by using these two choices it promptly becomes  conceivable to make VHD for your physical machine.

  • The image you wish to upload to the Hyper-V Cloud web Server should own the given below attributes:

- file format .vhd

- Should not exceed 500GB in size

- Only Dynamic and Fixed disk image types are included; Differencing disk image types are not included.

B. Uploading the disk image to the FTP ( File Transfer Protocol) section associated to your own Cloud server account

  • After you have logged into the HostingRaja Cloud Service area you can upload the disk image you have just built in the physical machine to your File Transfer Protocol section:

  • Hit the tab "Manage",

  • Choose from the menu on the left side the heading *Import Disks* below "Template" section,

  • This segment records the login information of the FTP section and the record of any uploaded disk images.

  • By downloading and using a FTP client for example FileZilla and utilizing the information accessible to you, you will approach the area where you can transfer images of virtual disks to be disks.

C. Building a Hyper-V Cloud Server Using a custom template

  • While building a Cloud Server, while picking the Operating System tap on the tab "Custom Template"

  • Then hit the Activate button.

  • This will enable you to not select the OS at this phase.

  • At that point when you are provoked to demonstrate the measure of the primary hard disk tap on Connect disk"

  • You will see a screen with a list of disk images available in the FTP section and previously uploaded.

  • From the available list, choose the image file that you wish to upload to the virtual disk ensuring it is the boot.

  • At last of this entire process a Cloud Web Server with its custom template and operating system will be built.


If you are facing any issues while performing these steps, feel free to contact HostingRaja support team for help and assistance.