Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

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

Posted on 2016-08-25
5
72 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-25
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 :)

R
0
Comment
Question by:roycasella
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 41770471
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)
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:roycasella
ID: 41770492
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?

R
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 41770506
No issues I see.  VMs are portable.  Live Migration requires similar CPU architecture, but other than that you should be fine.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:roycasella
ID: 41770657
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

R
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:roycasella
ID: 41770658
Just needed the nod on what I knew.. lol.

Thanks Lee...
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

791 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question