I have a 2003 DFS physical server we want to replace with a 2003 (or 2008) virtual machine in VMWare vSphere 4 environment. I want to see what options I have in achieving this goal.
We currently have more than 2 TB of data on the SAN currently attached to the physical server. And we would like to present the LUN to the ESX hosts so we don’t have to copy all the data to the other location.
From what I have learned about DFS replication is it is replicating a copy of the data to the local storage on the new server. Is there a way to get around this or maybe a different way to migrate the DFS server in our case?
Any help is appreciated.