What is the best way to migrate SBS2008 to server2012 in VM?
Posted on 2014-07-31
I am replacing our SBS2008 machine with a new server. I have the hardware on order, overkill for our small operation, but I got a great deal (dell Poweredge 720xd, dual xeon cpu/12- 2TB hard drives/ 128 GB ram).
We currently have about 65 users (which is why I need to get rid of SBS2008).
Would it be ok to configure the new server to boot into server2012, then have 2 instances of VM running (one for the DC and one for the Exchange)
This was my initial push to my cfo to spend the extra money on one good server vs 2 that we would be out of space in 3 years.
But now, I've read a lot of posts that 50% say no, 50% say it's ok. Some say to run the DC on the boot drive and just run one VM for exchange.
Any suggestions/comments/concerns? I've heard that migrating the data from SBS can also be a real pain, so anyone with help in that regard, I'd love to hear from you.