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Migrate diskless systems?

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Can Converter Enterprise be used to migrate diskless, boot from SAN, Windows 2000 systems?

Any known traps or pitfalls?

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As long as the OS on the source machine can see the attached disks when using the hot cloning, it should be able to create a VM and new .vmdk file(s).

The cold clone boot CD may or may not see the disks depending on what drivers are present.

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As long as the OS on the source machine can see the attached disks when using the hot cloning, it should be able to create a VM and new .vmdk file(s).

The cold clone boot CD may or may not see the disks depending on what drivers are present.

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esxhombre
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Great, thanks for the information. I've since learned that these servers are domain controllers. Does that change the answer? Can hot migrations be done on Windows 2000 domain controllers?

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Domain controllers can be converted. However, many of the users in this forum advocate that it is more convenient to build a new virtual domain controller and promote that rather than using Converter/p2v.