Migrating Exchange 2007 on Windows 2003 to Windows 2008R2 on VmWare ESxi 5.1
Posted on 2013-12-15
I am currently migrating Exchange 2007 on W2003 (also a DC)to W2008R2 on a vm.
I wont go into the politics of why I cant go straight to Exchange 2010 or 2013 -long story.
Ill explain the set up before I ask any questions.
Current Exchange 2007 sits on a physical W2003 64 bit with the information stores on our Netapp.
I have installed a W2008R2 VM with Exchange 2007 on it, AD has synced over what it needs.
On the new server I have installed Snapdrive , Snap Manager for Exchange and single mailbox recovery , the same as the old Exchange Server.
Im not that savvy with esxi at the moment I need to do some training so I apologize if I ask redundant or silly questions.
What are the steps I should take from here in regards to pointing Exchange at the Information datastores on the LUNS.
I would like to just test with the IT department first.
Can 2 Exchange Servers share the luns? Or do I need to unmount from one first?
I realise I then need to demote the DC side of things and then uninstall the old Exchange.
Any help is much appreciated !!!