Configure the Hyper-V environment for the Project Server VME


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-06-03


The Project Server virtual migration environment (VME) is only supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 using the Hyper-V Manager feature. The VME does not run on Windows Server 2008.

This chapter describes the procedures required to set up the Project Server VME and move your Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 data to the VME. Restoring the VME image to a virtual machine requires you to have a working host computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Manager. The host computer must also have at least 4 GB of RAM total and 3 GB of RAM available for the virtual migration environment. There should be a minimum of four times the size of your Project and SharePoint databases available to the VME for the upgrade. The host computer can be either stand-alone or connected to the network. The VME uses local accounts for all actions.

After the VME is restored, a snapshot of the virtual machine is available in Hyper-V Manager so that you are able to reset the VM to its original state. This enables you to easily restore the original image if you have to rerun the migration.

This chapter includes the following articles:

For more information about the Project Server virtual migration environment, see Migrate your Project Server 2003 data by using the VME. For more information about how to upgrade to Microsoft Project Server 2010, see Project Server 2010 upgrade overview.