We have an IBM x3650 M2, that runs a specific business application, using Windows Server 2008 R2 installed in EFI mode. Now, requirements have changed and we need to virtualize this.
Unfortunately, SCVMM 2008 R2′s P2V crashes when run on this machine. disk2vhd can produce a proper VHD from an EFI/UEFI install of Windows Server 2008 R2, but there’s not way of getting it to boot in Hyper-V (i tried a myriad of ways, including several Linux tools that can convert GPT disks to MBR-style disks, got the Windows Boot Manager installed, but it still wouldn’t boot).
So. What now? I’m out of reasonable ideas. I have opened a Microsoft support case regarding the SCVMM 2008 R2 P2V crash on an EFI machine, but i’m not sure i’ll get a quick out of this. If anyone has any ideas on how to get this fixed, i’d be thankful for any replies.
If I ever get a solution that does not include reinstalling everything from scratch, I’ll of course post it.