Moving Hyper-V VMs 2nd Generation to Azure

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I'm trying to migrate an on-premise SharePoint 2013 Farm built with Hyper-V VMs to Azure ARM. The farm was built using Hyper-V VMs of 2nd generation. After a lot of problems and research, I've discovered that Hyper-V VMs Generation 2 are not supported in Azure IaaS. So, I'm just wondering if this is the end of the story, or there is some kind of workaround.


Thank you in advance.


Cristian M. Zaragoza

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Hi Cristian,


You are correct, Generation 2 VM's are currently not supported in Azure.


That being said, you could use Azure Site Recovery to migrate your workloads across as Gen 2 VMs are fully supported there.

ASR will do the migration/conversation for you and is free for the first 30 days of use, so is actively promoted by Microsoft as migration tool.