Copy new virtual machine to ESX 3.5 server.
Posted on 2009-02-20
I have a windows network with about 5 servers. I just purchased VMware's ESX 3.5 server software to put on a new HP Proliant DL380 rack server using local SAS storage. I use Symantec System Recovery (Ghost) to make image backups of the servers. The new version also converts the backup images to a VMWare virtual machine format. I am wanting to virtualize my exchange 2003 server, and a couple of other small utility servers. I may use the VMWare Converter to make the conversion from physical to virtual if it is better than the Symantec System Recovery...Any suggestions/precautions? Also, how do I copy the new virtual machine to the ESX server so that I can manage it and run the server? Can I use an external USB drive, can I copy it across from the windows network to the ESX server? Of course this is my first time working with VMWare and I am not familiar with Linux...Good times...