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Building new VM environment.. all ok to build on another server and then move across when environment ready

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Hey All,

Silly question and I know the answer is YES... but, under pressure and working with some issues, so wanted a sanity check. :)

Situation:

5x physical servers. CRM+SQL. Exchange. Files. DC. RDP. PRINT. DHCP... normally setup nothing weird.

Virtualising all of them.
Servers arrive tomorrow, so getting ahead by building the Domain structure etc... ahead within the VMs.

Will build on PE 2950 and HP D380 G5.

Destination are a couple of R510s.

Im sure there are no issues and the will be building on server 2012 r2 and desitnation is server 2012 r2.... BUT.. just getting the nod all ok.

Thanks everyone in advance..

Gosh I'm tired :)

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by:Lee W, MVP
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The servers you want to use need to support Hyper-V - assuming they do, at the very least you should be able to shut them down, export them, and then import them without issue on the new servers (assuming you create equivalent network switches)
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by:roycasella
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Well they will be built on other production servers..

The new servers will have a fabric of 4x nics in the host teamed to cover all the VMs.

Where they will be built might not have this.

Apart from this... pretty much the same..

Do you see any issues?

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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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No issues I see.  VMs are portable.  Live Migration requires similar CPU architecture, but other than that you should be fine.
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by:roycasella
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Thanks everyone.. I believe so... but when you are tired and been fire fighting.... nice to have a couple of nods on your side :)

Thanks All

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by:roycasella
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Just needed the nod on what I knew.. lol.

Thanks Lee...
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