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Cloud Server > 8 - Import and Export a Cloud Server > Transforming a Hyper-V Low Cost Cloud Server into a Hyper-V

8.4 Transforming a Hyper-V Low Cost Cloud Server into a Hyper-V Cloud Server Pro service guide

To transform a Hyper-V Low Cost Cloud Server into a Hyper-V proceed as follows:

Operations on the Cloud Server Hyper-V Low Cost:

Creating disk image:
  1. Go to the "Manage" area which can be reached by clicking on the tab "Manage".

  2. Select the Hyper-V Server Low Cost Cloud Server that you're going to transform and click on the "Manage" button.

  3. Turn off the Cloud Server using the "Shut Down" button.

  4. Scroll down the summary page for the Cloud Server until the file "Virtual Disks" and click on "Export" relating to the disk that you want to export. A window will open with the name and location, within the FTP area, of the image that will be created (.vhd file). You will not be able to turn the Cloud Server back on until the image has been created; the time required to export it depends on the size of the disk.
  5. Once the procedure is complete you will find the exported disk image in the FTP area.

Creating a Hyper-V Cloud Server with a custom template/OS:
  1. When creating the Cloud Server, when choosing the Operating System click on the tab "Custom Template".
  2. Click on the “Activate" button.



    This will allow you to choose the Operating System at this stage.
  3. Then when you are asked to indicate the size of the first hard disk click on "Connect disk"

  4. A window will open with a list of the disk images present in the FTP area and previously uploaded.



    From the list, select the image file, previously created by the Hyper-V Low Cost Cloud Server that you want to upload to the virtual disk making sure it is the boot.
At the end of the procedure a Hyper-V Cloud Server with the custom template/OS of the Hyper-V Low Cost Cloud Server will be created.

Remember that of course it will not be possible to access the new Cloud Server via RDP or SSH because the server has not been assigned a new IP address. In order to be able to configure the IP you need to access via the Recovery Console. If a Public IP is required it will have to be purchased.