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Converting a VM to a Physical Server

Posted on 2012-03-28
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We have a need to migrate some VMs that are in our vSphere 4 environment to physical servers, most likely to blades (HP BL460c G1s - G7s).  We are looking over the below from VMWare's site, just wanted to see what we are up against, what 3rd party utilities are being used in conjunction with this process, etc...  

From VMWare's site
http://www.vmware.com/support/v2p/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Novell Platespin Migrate is KING for doing this.
http://www.netiq.com/products/migrate/index.asp

or we've successfully used

Acronis Backup and Recovery 11 using Universal Restore
http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/

Symantec System Recovery and Backup with Bare Metal Restore
http://www.symantec.com/system-recovery-server-edition
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