Vmware Server to VMware ESX Migration
Posted on 2011-04-18
VM noobie looking for some help.
I have an HP DL160G6 server with (4) onboard 500GB drives running RAID 10. It has Win2K server 2003 and free VMware server installed on it. The goal is to wipe the drive and start over with ESX 4.1
The question is, since I'm utilizing onboard storage, what is the process I need to take? Would I need to offload the VM's onto another shared drive and wipe the server, build it from the ground up with ESX, then import/convert the VM's back to ESX? What are the requirements for the shared storage. Obviously it can't be a USB NTFS external HD.
Any help is much appreciated.