System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) allows you to convert an existing physical computer into a virtual machine, which is known as a physical-to-virtual machine conversion (P2V conversion). During a P2V conversion, disk images of the hard disks on the physical computer are created and formatted as virtual hard disks for use in the new virtual machine. The new virtual machine has the same computer identity as the physical computer on which it is based. VMM provides a conversion wizard which automates much of the conversion process.

P2V: Requirements for Physical Source Computers

P2V: Prioritizing Physical Computers for Conversion

P2V: How to Perform a Conversion

See Also

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