Need a good P2V plan for a DC.
Here are the requirements:
Physical DC = server 2008 R2
Converted VM = needs to be server 2012R2
Needs to have the same name and IP as the physical dc.
What would be the best way to accomplish this task?
Here is my plan so far:
1.) Transfer all FSMO rolls to another already running DC
2.) Demote, and Decommission Physical DC, and shut down
3.) Reset computer object in AD
4.) In Vcenter, Stand up new vm
5.) Make it a member server with same name as the physical
6.) Give it same IP as old physical dc
8.) Promote to DC
Will this work? is there a better way?