We have vCenter 5.5 running on rather old physical hardware with SQL 2008 database remotely located.
I have installed a new vCenter 5.5 running on a VM with local SQL 2012 server.
Rather than transferring the old database, I am thinking of creating a new database.
I know that I will lose the performance data, and will not have HA and DRS for 15-30 minutes while old server is down and new is not fully configured. (I have no Distributed vSwitches.)
Is there any other downside?
What precautions do I need to take? Thanks.