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ESXi 5.1 Update 3 Storage vMotion RDM Options

compdigit44 asked
Last Modified: 2015-08-24
I have a Windows 2008 R2 VM that has an RDM mapping. It used to be part of cluster but is now a stand-alone (long story). Anyway I have to "move" the Vm to a new IBM XIV. Here are my questions.

1) Know know when you storage vmotion a RDM the point file is updated and data is not moved of course. If our XIV's are not replicating what is the best way to move the LUN on the back end.

2) What is required to convert the RDM to a VMDK? This is a critical VM do our downtime windows are very small
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