advice on P2V of an Exchange server.
Posted on 2011-10-27
I have a question about migrating one of our Exchange servers to Virtual. here is the set up.
we have 4 Exchange servers, ill list the roles to the best of my knowledge.
Exchange 1. looks to be the certificate server...
Exchange 2. one of the OWA servers.
Exchange 3. one of the OWA servers (this is the server that will be migrated)
Exchange 4. this is the main mailbox store.
now, Exchange 3. is an old HP Proliant DL360, one of the hard drives is failing. so i installed the VMware converter and did the P2V conversion already...
my question is.. is there anything i need to know, or do before i "flip the switch" and turn off the physical server, and power on the Virtual server... Im still kind of new to this process, and dont want any down time as a result of this.
please let me know if there might be anything that could bite me if I forget to do it, or do it wrong..
thanks for your help!!