Virtualising My VMWare virtual centre server
Posted on 2012-03-14
1) Can I run P2V on the server I am P2Ving.
2) Are there any pitfalls in having my Virtual centre server virtualised or anything to watch out for during the process.
I have been attempting to work out how to maintain access to my backup software and vmware management tools in a DR situation. (See previous questions). There seems little point in having a set of Veeam replicas at my DR site if I can't get to them in a DR situation.
It seems both Veeam and controlling VMWare's environment are tied in to virtual centre server quite heavily. If I lost this in a disaster things become much trickier to resolve at a time when one needs simplicity and a well oiled routine.
My Virtual Centre server is a physical machine that also houses the DB for veeam.
If I were to virtualise this using p2v and then use Veeam to replicate it to my DR I should be able to, in a DR situation, boot this replica just using Vsphere client. Install Veeam on the server pointing it at the then local Veeam DB and failover any production servers till my hearts content; theoretically.
What do you think.