Windows 2008 Datacenter Core to VMWare ESX 5.0 Migration (P2V)
Posted on 2012-03-12
We have a Windows 2008 Datacenter DC (core installation) sitting on a physical server with only one CPU. To avail of the benefits of this server's virtualisation licensing, I have a number of questions.
1.) Does anyone have any suggestions on how to P2V a Windows 2008 Datacenter core server to a VMWare ESX 5.0 environment?
2.) If this server is successfully migrated to a VMWare ESX host, can I legally avail of unlimited instances of this OS on the new hardware? The license is from our company MSDN licensing, and one of our engineers incorrectly activated the key on a single CPU server (facepalm...).