I need to convert a stand alone SQL 2008 r2 server. This server also hosts the application which uses the SQL database. This is the primary line of business application. This server is going away and I need to move this server onto the new vmware/san infrastructure we have.
I have never done a p2v on a SQL server before. I'm assuming I need to stop the SQL services on the OS and then perform the conversion. But is there anything else I'm missing?
Also, this is AMD to Intel. Anything there to be concerned about?