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Virtuatualize existing windows 2000 server

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Greetings,

I have a win 2000 server running an important mssql application on ageing hardware in my office.  I have used vmware fusion to to run a few virtual windows 7 machines in a mac office.  My question is can I use vmware workstation to virtualize my existing win 2000 server on some more up to date hardware?


Thanks very much.

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Absolutely! Workstation 9 will handle it fine, but you should consider The free version ox ESXI 4 or 5 if you have a 64 bit hardware.
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Yes, you can use VMware products to virtualise Windows 2000.

The biggest issue though will be finding the correct version of the software which supports the P2V for Windows 2000, because support has been removed in the later software versions of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0, so try version 4.0 or 3.0.

see my EE Articles for hints and tips

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0
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you may be better doing a backup of the server first just in case

see

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/389765

I think you need vmware standalone converter v4 for server 2000

is the licence oem then you will need a new licence imho
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by:Schuyler Kuhl
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Thank you very much.  I will review this info.  Thank you.
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see

http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/releasenotes_conv40.html

definitely supports 2000 server as long as its sp4
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by:Schuyler Kuhl
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Thank you very much.  There is a lot to learn in this area.  I greatly appreciate your expertise.
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