Windows 2003 server - can swap hard disk to another spare server for redundancy?
We are retiring several old IBM x3650 servers (HW warranty expired) and are thinking of using them for non-critical applications.
We are also not renewing the hw warranty and are thinking of using another spare x3650 server for redundant parts i.e. if a x3650 server fails, we remove the HDD and swap to another standby x3650 (RAID volumes already preconfigured).
Will the Windows 2003 / 2008 server boot up? or will the Server OS detect a change in HW and prompt for OS reactivation?