Storage vMotion Exchange 2013 Server?

Morning all,

Recently we bought a new Netapp storage array. I'm looking for ideas/help on how to move the VMware Exchange 2013 Server and its databases from the old Netapp array to the new array.

We are thinking vMotion, and looking for the steps on doing this.

Does anyone have any 'gotchas', advice or links on how to get this done? Best practices etc?

Thanks in advance.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We would recommend, you make sure NO Backups are running, and the virtual machine is not running on any snapshots, complete the operation outside of core hours, or busy times.

Right Click the VM, and Migrate...

We have NetApp Filers, using Datastore Clusters, and the virtual disks, are being Storaged vMotion all the time, in hours, with no issues.
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robocatCommented:
If the Exchange databases are in a .vmdk, then yes, vMotion is the way to go.

If the databases are on LUNs that are mounted/managed by Snapmanager for Exchange, things are more complicated. Is this the case in your setup or not?
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compdigit44Commented:
" I believe" that even it the storage is present as a LUN / RDM to the VM you can still storage vmotion it. The only difference is that data is not really moved but the VMDK point file would be updates. Any replication between SAN's
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