I will be doing P2V of few server and desktops to virtual environment.
I am not being too careful about desktops but I also need to P2V a Domain Controller ( I know that It is not an good excersice. I know but we need to have an Virtual version of DC. )
I will install VMware converter standalone & VMware workstation 7 on XP pro desktop or windows server ( don't think doesn't matter much ) then I will hot clone the DC.
At this point , I need some advance feed back as to what I shouldbe be careful about.
- Firewall is already off
- i read one article in which it says to turn off basic file sharing ? is it necessary ?
- should be conect to same network ( no same IPs )
- at least same amount of Disk, RAM as the source one
for the time being I am just going to create an VM out of an DC.( Again, my problem is not regarding strategy of how best practice ). But I am just trying to understand what kind of problems I might be having during converting a DC.
I haven't had any issue any P2V i have done back .
love to hear some feedback that could save me uncesesaary troubleshooting