VMware V2V migration
Posted on 2014-04-02
I'm getting ready to move our VMware infrastructure from ESX 3.5 to ESXi 5.5. We have a current setup of some VMs with RDMs, which we can't get backups of data with solutions like Veeam, that use snapshot technology.
With V2V, this will move the VM in it's current state to the new Host, correct?
If so, how do I convert the VMs w/RDMs to virtual and when, before or after the migration?
Can I move the VMs to the new Host and convert the drive mappings?
Will the VM still be in tack on the original Host, if anything goes wrong?
We have our VMs currently on a EMC SAS and are migrating to a new Nexsan E18, will I use the storage migration?
Hope this isn't a lot of questions, but really based on V2V.