I have a client with sbs2003 and its server refresh time. Moving to sbs2011 and VMware ESxi but they have a server based app that is based around cobol and the 3rd party dev company want to charge a sizeable fee to migrate which I would rather avoid asking my client to pay. So, I am looking at ways to workaround this.
1. We will be using vmware in this new sbs2011 and I was wondering if I could p2V the existing sbs2003 box and that way still have access to the app on a virtual server.
2.Or have the sbs2003 machine just as a second server on the network - the pc's accessing the server app as usual?
As always your advice is welcome.