Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 introduce a new virtual hard disk file format, VHDX, which is an upgrade from the current VHD format and provides for superior performance, reliability and several enhancements including:
Many of you already have a virtual infrastructure based on Microsoft Hyper-V and would need to upgrade all your existing VHDs in order to take advantage of all the new features and capabilities. Luckily, The Hyper-V team has taken that into consideration and provided a very simple way to convert existing VHDs into VHDX. Here's how to do it:
Figure 1. Enter name, location of VHD file and click Next. (Click image to view larger version.)
Figure 2. Select VHDX file format and click Next. (Click image to view larger version.)
This process makes an exact copy of your existing VHD file, except now it's in the new VHDX format. And should the need arise, you can always use the same process to convert from VHDX back to VHD.
Posted by Elias Khnaser on 10/10/2012 at 3:09 PM
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