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Any successful NT servers on VM ware?

Is anyone out there running an NT server with some sort of virtual machine software? If so anything i need a lookout for?
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level9tech
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oBdACommented:
I've implemented it on Virtual Server, and I've seen it on VMWare as well.
There should be no problems at all, in fact even less than on real hardware, because the virtual hardware should be supported directly by NT4 (definitely is in Virtual Server, very likely in VMWare).
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StuFox100Commented:
Check out this article:
http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=guestnotes&file=guestos_winnt.html

Also note that if you must SP6a installed for the WINDOW NT to work correctly.
Cheers
Stu
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bleeuwenCommented:
I've two nt 4 serves running on vmware esx 3.0.2 (recently upgraded). Both are with vmware converterconverted from physical to virtual. No problems detected for over a year now.
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za_mkhCommented:
I've been running our old NT4 domain on VM Ware Servers. We migrated them from their Physical Servers (very old compaq proliant server) about 2.5 years ago using P2V which was a difficult process then! Nowadays it's too easy! :-) They've been running flawlessly ever since. Those VM's have been moved from GSX, to Server to ESX Hosts with no problems whatsoever!

Virtualisation rocks!
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level9techAuthor Commented:
So dose that mean that i can do a VM conversion than upgrade the conversion to SP6? or dose it need to be sp6 first then convert?    Im concerned about this server and its functionality
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trivalentCommented:
I've had some trouble converting an NT4 box to a VM, but you'll have the best luck if you use VMware Converter, and before importing the VM make sure you remove all unnecessary hardware that can't be virtualized, i.e. serial ports, USB, etc etc.  Don't get too frustrated if it doesn't work on the first try.
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bleeuwenCommented:
btw always make sure you have a good backup of the nt4 server.
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