I have a current ESXi infrastructure, 2- ESXi 5.0.0 Hosts, with SAN Storage with the VMs successfully backed up by Veaam to external NAS storage daily.
i have purchased 2 DELL EMC R440 servers with internal, 8 bay, RAID 5 storage running ESXi 6.5.1
I'm looking for opinions on how best to migrate 5 Server 2008R2 VMs to the new Host and storage.
My concern is that ESXi 5.0.0 is now legacy with VCenter being 5.0.0 also.
Veeam is 9.0
I was thinking of doing a manual cold migration, by bringing down the VMs, manually copying them over to the new storage, "Add to Inventory" and start them up.
I may be overthinking this, should I leverage VEEAM?
*My concern is dealing with VMs from 5.0.0 straight to 6.5.1. Am I being to gun-shy here?
I'd appreciate any scenarios that you can offer.