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Virtualizing the OS drive of a Physical SQL Server ONLY

Posted on 2014-10-31
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Hi,

In VMware vSPhere 5.x, can anybody tell me whether it is possible to take a physical SQL Server, disconnect the current direct connection to an iSCSI LUN on the SAN (currently D:\ - data), virtualize only the OS drive of that server, then reconnect the physical LUN from the iSCSI SAN back to the now virtualized OS (VM) and have it work properly?

I know you can use RDMs, but I have never used one before and am not sure based on my initial research whether what I am trying to do even makes sense.

Thanks in advance!!

Jon
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you want to virtualize the hardware (doesn't matter what o/s or what services that run on it) and run it and have it connect to the iscsi lun.. this is normally a simple p2v scenario.
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