stuartpace
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SQL services in Converter

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Hi - can you tell me whether SQL services are stopped on a Windows 2003 source server when importing it into vCenter using Converter?

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vmroyale
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Hello.

By default, the SQL services will not be stopped. If you are using the latest version of the Converter, then there is an option to select which services to stop during the P2V process.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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vmroyale
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Hello.

By default, the SQL services will not be stopped. If you are using the latest version of the Converter, then there is an option to select which services to stop during the P2V process.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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stuartpace
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thanks, i am using the converter from within vcenter, and i can't see any of those options when i try to import a machine. is this a stripped down version of converter, or am i just not looking hard enough? i am running vcenter 4

thanks

stuart

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vmroyale
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The latest standalone version of Converter gives you the option to stop the services as part of the process, but this is not available currently in the vCenter plug-in. You could always stop the services manually from a remote server or script it as well.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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stuartpace
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thanks very much for your help and clarification, i have installed the standalone version now

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