The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer
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Hyper-V move between similar hardware fails.

I needed to move a Hyper-V based virtual server from one server to another to perform hardware maintenance on it’s host. When I tried to move the server, I got the following error:

“The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer. The hardware on the destination computer is not compatible with the hardware requirements of this virtual machine. “

The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer
Hardware not compatible

The 2 servers were the same model, same processor and memory (Dell PowerEdge R630). I investigated further and found that Dell had made significant changes in a BIOS update.

I checked the 2 servers and found the BIOS Versions were different.

BIOS on original server
BIOS on destination server

I updated the BIOS on the destination server to match the original host and was then able to move the virtual server without errors.

I hope this solves your problem with the “The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer” error.

Please let me know in the comments below,

Thanks

Ian

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