Move VMs from ESXi 5.5
Posted on 2017-09-13
Hi Experts, need to move 2 VMs both Domain Controllers (2012R2) from existing standalone ESXi 5.5 hosts. Had a few questions about this move? We are not using vCenter as that is not an option
1. There will be a new host setup with free ESXi not sure which version to use 6 or 6.5? Will there be any issues when moving VMs from version 5.5 to version 6 or 6.5?
2. What is the best method to move these VMs over considering there is no vCenter? Are there any tools that can be used? We have maintenance window to shut down and move VMs
3. When moving DCs which are VMs (2012 R2) are there any gotchas to be aware of for services such as Directory Service or Systems settings or any NIC issues? Currently both of the DCs are using E1000 for NICs