Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Will P2V activity traffic jam the network (using vConverter)

Posted on 2013-05-31
3
Medium Priority
?
808 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-09
I was told by a VCP colleague it's not a good idea to do P2V
over the production network as it could cause production
servers to 'hang'.

Any truth in this & how do I go about doing this if the
physical servers I wanted to virtualize do not have any
more space NIC ports?  Can I assign a secondary addr
to the NIC & then create an additional dedicated P2V
VLAN for it?
0
Comment
Question by:sunhux
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 123

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1920 total points
ID: 39212502
I was told by a VCP colleague it's not a good idea to do P2V
over the production network as it could cause production
servers to 'hang'.

We have never seen this, but it could depend on if you have a poor network! We would ask him for evidence, seems like and "old wives tale".

How do the servers hang and why, because too much data is going down the wire!

You could just change the IP Address to a different IP Subnet, that is different to production.

See my EE Articles for Hints and Tips

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1
0
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 39212824
My VCP colleague could be phobic as this customer
is rather nasty.

Not that I disbelieve you but is there any sort of
precaution like setting the physical server's NIC speed to
be P2V'ed to 100Mbps to limit its bandwidth throughput?
0
 
LVL 123

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1920 total points
ID: 39213143
I would set the speed of nic, to as fast as possible, Gigabit, and get the P2V done as fast as possible.
0

Featured Post

When ransomware hits your clients, what do you do?

MSPs: Endpoint security isn’t enough to prevent ransomware.
As the impact and severity of crypto ransomware attacks has grown, Webroot has fought back, not just by building a next-gen endpoint solution capable of preventing ransomware attacks but also by being a thought leader.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question