I'm moving our external (front end) exchange vm server to a different physical machine. I've successfully converted (vmware converter) it from vm server 1.0.1 to 2.0 and moved it. It's up and running, but I'm having trouble moving the outside connection. I can't seem to figure out which vmware ntwk adapter I should hard set my ip address onto. I shut down the old vm and started the new one, then I moved the physical connection to the new host, but when I tried to set the ip addr on the Local Area Connect. (I've tried both) on the new vm I get an error. The ip address is already assigned to a hidden interface and may cause instability. I'm not sure if the ip address was copied over and just isn't shown or if the ip addr is still tied to something from the old vm.
Also, since this is exchange and this vm needs to be tied to our other exchg vm, how is that connection established? I've gotten two different answers. One was that since they are both in the same domain, they will find each other and not need a physical connection. The other suggestion was to physically connect them with crossover cable.
Thanks for the help.