Portlock Boot CD for NetWare

Portlock adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V

The Portlock Boot CD supports Microsoft Hyper-V Date published: July 10, 2008
Date updated: September 8, 2008

Portlock delivers Hyper-V support, yet another feature on the path to providing customers with a complete set of utilities for both physical and virtual environments. In addition to support for VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, Microsoft Virtual Server, Parallels and XenServer, Portlock's support list now includes Microsoft's latest virtualization technology solution: Hyper-V.

Portlock Storage Manager and the Portlock Boot CD include a full assortment of tools for managing WinPE, as well as an extensive toolkit for managing storage, backup, restore and disaster recovery. With the recent addition of support for 64-bit platforms for these two utilities, we now have the capability of managing and performing physical-to-virtual (P2V) migrations for a variety of Windows platforms to Hyper-V. Portlock Storage Manager and the Portlock Boot CD enable users to perform P2V and virtual-to-virtual migrations for all major virtualization platforms.

With our latest Hyper-V support, P2V is possible for all major virtualization vendors and migrations are possible across all supported virtual-to-virtual (V2V) platforms. This creates a full list of migration possibilities: P2P, P2V, V2V and V2P.

To perform a P2V migration to Hyper-V, download the latest version of the Portlock Boot CD 5.0 and burn the ISO directly to a CD or boot your virtual machine (VM) directly from the ISO. For more information on performing a P2V migration, please watch our P2V video or read our P2V guide.

Portlock Boot CD key features for Hyper-V

  • P2P, P2V, V2V and V2P

  • Synthetic Driver support
    New in version 5.06
  • Add the Portlock Boot CD as a system boot option alongside Windows
  • Image/backup to FTP, workstations, web servers, disks, mapped drives, etc.
  • Move, copy, create and delete partitions
  • Full VNC remote support
  • Supports over 21,000 physical devices
  • Control your network with static and dynamic IP addresses, diagnostic checks and detailed NIC information
  • Boot from existing images

  • Add/remove drivers and programs for troubleshooting system device issues
  • File and folder based backups
  • 32-bit and 64-bit platform support
  • View system logs for applications, services and drivers from Event Viewer
  • Program availability in nine languages
  • Migrate from other virtual platforms such as Microsoft (VPC, VS), VMware, XenServer and Parallels
  • Manipulate users and groups


Note: Please review any known issues and all supported platforms to ensure proper VM configuration.

Supported guest OS (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, Home, Datacenter, Web

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Web, Datacenter SP1/SP2/R2
  • Windows Small business Server 2003 SP1/SP2/R2
  • Windows Vista SP1

Hyper-V Known sssues

  • Hyper-V will not boot virtual SCSI devices

  • USB is unsupported
  • NetWare is unsupported

Virtual system requirements

  • 1GB of physical memory

  • IDE VHD

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