I have just read a boatload of material surrounding this issue of trying to P2V an OEM server. Everything to violating EULA's, wierd workarounds, repairing the OS etc...It all sounds really bleak.
Bascially money isn't an issue for this. I am more than happy to pay for the operating systems - I just want a way to do this that doesn't involve reinstalling a new os and having to remigrate all of the software/databases/information/scripts/confiuations....everything under the sun....
How can I accomplish this? Is there a way I can just buy VL keys, somehow activate them on the oem machines, and then P2V the darn things. I don't wan't to run in circles here, I would like to keep the OEM versions on the physical boxes anyway as I can find a use for them. I just don't want to have to re-install everthing here.
I am just looking for an everyone wins situation - VMware gets my business, Microsoft gets my business, I don't have to put in a billion hours reinstalling everything....I guess more over I don't want an everyone wins but me:)
If I was the one that purchased the servers...I would have never bought OEM...
Thanks for your Help