Understanding the Process of Migrating to a Cluster Running Windows Server 2008 R2
Updated: February 4, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
You can use a wizard to migrate the settings of many types of resources to a cluster running Windows Server 2008 R2. The wizard supports migration to a cluster running Windows Server 2008 R2 from a cluster running any of the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
For information about which resource groups can be migrated by using the wizard and how to perform migrations not supported by the wizard, see Migration Paths for Migrating to a Failover Cluster Running Windows Server 2008 R2 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=182156).
For a complete description of the steps for performing a migration, see topics in Migrating Clustered Services and Applications to Windows Server 2008 R2 Step-by-Step Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=182155).
For a brief description of the Migrate a Cluster Wizard, see Migrate Resource Groups to a Failover Cluster Running Windows Server 2008 R2.
For information about hardware compatibility for Windows Server 2008 R2, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139145.
For design and deployment information (including migration information) for failover clusters, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=137832.