Saturday, 18 June 2011

HP P2V – Make Sure to Stop and Disable HP Services

The SBS and SQL servers we restored to our newly created 2 node Hyper-V cluster were originally installed on HP hardware.

Once the P2V process using the native Windows Server Backup to restore to Hyper-V completed the restore process automatically rebooted the VMs.

One of the first things we noticed was that that vCPUs were running at a constant 100%. The Task Manager Processes tab showed a series of HP/CPQ services causing the problem.


So, we went in and disabled all of the services then shut them down.

Once we rebooted the VMs the HP services were no longer an issue.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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1 comment:

Fred said...

Keep also in mind to remove the old hardware drivers and old hardware from the server to be sure you don't have performance issues.

After you have migrated a server from hardware to virtual [ p2v ]

Some more info ( second par the the blog link :