Migrate VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 to different hardware
Posted on 2011-10-04
I am looking for a solid, easy way to migrate my single vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 installation from a Dell PE2950 chassis to a 1950 Chassis. I only have the free vSpere Client and the free hypervisor. vSphere is installed on the local RAID 1, and my single VM in on my iSCSI SAN. Can I just pull the disks and move them to the new hardware? Will I need to redo my networking? Am I better off reinstalling VMware on the new hardware, reconfigure all of the networking, and then reattaching to the new VM? My VM is a Linux appliance, so I probably need to make sure that the MAC address on the VM doesn't change.