SAN with proliant servers
on the proliants is vsphere4 installed.
Everything runs virtual in two weeks when we finish the migration.
We run a VM with SBS2011
And a second VM with 2008R2 (domain member)
At the moment there's an old sbs2003 physical box in migration mode, this one will be demoted next week.
Vcenter is installed on the second VM (domain member)
What happens whan I shutdown my sbs vm? Will I still be able to login with my domain admin in vsphere client when I connect to the vcenter server?
Also I'd like some pointers for a cheap but decent backup. We have a hp d2d backup box with tapestreamer. Before we used backup exec sbs 12.5 and this worked great (on the sbs2003 physical box).
Is there a version from symantec we can use in the vm that still can use the hp d2D solution (and that supports sbs 2011)? Symantec backup saw it as a tape library.
I thought I could use a usb removable disk plugged in to the esx host running the sbs2011 vm but I'm not sure if this is possible? I had issues before trying to get usb drivers connected (on esxi free)
Any other tips for backing up the vm's are welcome!