I am sure all of these questions have been asked but I am a little pressed for time by a purchase deadline and was hoping to confirm a few things.
Migrating from Server 2008 (not R2) to Server 2012 Essentials. Plan is to host 2012 Essentials as a VM in Hyper-V on a new server running Server 2012 R2 standard. Would like to do this as an in place upgrade if possible.
Is it possible to do an in place upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2012 Essentials R2? I have been told yes but haven't be able to confirm that.
Can I transfer our 2008 user CALS to Server 2012 if we do an in place upgrade? I have been told yes but that is not my understanding.
Plan is to purchase Server 2012 Standard R2, install it as Hyper-V host then use included license to install Server 2012 Essentials as VM. I understand Essentials can be installed as a role from Server 2012 Standard. Any problem here?
Does server 2012 Essential user CAL model apply in this scenario? 25 user CAL limit will probably cover our current needs but we have something like 50 server 2008 user CALS that I would like to transfer if at all possible to cover future growth.
I need to make the purchase today and was hoping to get some feedback on these items to avoid and problems. Thanks