We're about to convert a critical SQL server and 2 Exchanger servers to run on vSPhere4 and have a few questions
To convert we're going to run a cold-clone but it doesn't appear to have the option to set Thin Provisioning. Do we need to convert the server first and then move to another datastore and choose Thin Provisoining for the migration. Or is there another way?
Secondly, after conversion do people bother with removing the redundant hidden NICs. I'd have thought it's no biggie as it would have to be a very deliberate\daft act to re-enable?
And finally, after previous conversions weve found we sometimes need to remove the new VM from the domain and readd. We dont really want to have to do this with our critical server, particularly Exchange. Are we doing something wrong?