I was tasked with migration of two virtual machines from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Hyper-V in order to prepare them for upgrade from SQL Server 2005 SP3 to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. Unfortunately, not everything went as smoothly as initally planned, mostly due to incosistencies in the environment.
First of all, the upgrade is quite straightforward:
Now there are few things you need to remember:
There are many benefits in upgrading VMs from VS 2005 to Hyper-V:
In my case I struggled to uninstall VMA because I had no source prepared, but finally managed to do it by ripping it off VS 2005 R2 installation. The refreshed machines are happy working with additional resources avialable.