VirtualKenneth
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Checklist before and after conversion?

Hi,

Does someone have (of know where to find) some kind of checklist with points to check on systems before and after conversion is done?

For example:

- Before conversion check if teaming is used in the physical machine and if so, write done the static IP address.

- After conversion: check if the performance of the application is still acceptable

Thanks in advance!

Kenneth

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DCasota
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Hi,

Ok, I give a try with following list for a windows p2v:

- The function of business services on the physical server (example: DNS, DHCP) should be prepared to be bypassed by other servers. This avoids downtime for the end users.

- write down the TCPIP configuration, MAC address of the physical server

- remember the local admin password (just for any cases)

- Coldclone the physical server without starting the newly created VM.

- Change the settings to boot the VM without network connection.

- Delete unsupported and unnecessary devices from the VM configuration settings (example: USB, COM if not needed, etc.)

- Start the VM

- Install VMware Tools

- Set screen size and color depth (and hardware acceleration)

- Delete hidden devices (on CMD: DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1, devmgmt.msc. Select in the view menu "show hidden devices".)

- Configure the vmware nic: TCPIP configuration (if needed: with the MAC address of the physical server)

- Deinstall not neccessary services and application, for instance: storage mgmt services, Grafic card-Addons, HP Mgmt Agent, etc.

- Restart your VM

- Check the event log if there are any problems or warnings (neglect network based warnings)

- Point of no return: Don't use your old physical server anymore...

- Activate the network

- Reactivate the windows license if needed

- Reboot

- Check the eventlog and other application logs

- Do performance tests

Hope this is what you've expected.

Bye

Daniel

VirtualKenneth
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Yeah this is helpfull stuff indee.

Thanks!

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continuum
Immortal
Immortal

Before conversion:

simplify boot.ini

uninstall daemon-tools or other virtual cdroms

description of vmx-parameters:

VMware-liveCD:

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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