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VMware Server Version 2.0.2 - Migrate VM's to ESXi 5.5?

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Hey Guys

I'm running an old Dell T410 server with VMware Server Version 2.0.2 (Build 203138) running on top of Serve 2008R1.

I'm looking to install a new server and want to run ESXi 5.5. 

Is it possible to convert VM's from VMware Server Version 2.0.2 (Build 203138) to ESXi 5.5?

Alternatively I am running Shadowprotect. If I can't convert, is it possible to do a HIR to ESXi 5.5 from a Shadowprotect image of a VM from VMware Server Version 2.0.2 (Build 203138)?

Finally I was looking at running ESXi 5.5 Essentials (non plus) on the new physical host and then use the old host as a temp backup with ESXi 5.5 too. Do I need to buy 2x ESXi 5.5 licences to run it on both machines?

If you want more spec about the network let me know.

Kind Regards

Aaron

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Borja_Mari
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Hello,

you must convert the server virtual machines to be able to run it at ESXi 5.5.

Take a look to this, maybe it is helpful:

How to migrate vmware server virtual machines to vSphere ESXi

About Essentials, it permits to manage 3 servers (esxi servers) with up to 2 processors each:

vSphere Editions, What is vSphere? Leading Virtual Infrastructure | United States

But, with just Essentials you will not have things like HA.

Best regards,

Pablo

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Borja_Mari
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Hello,

you must convert the server virtual machines to be able to run it at ESXi 5.5.

Take a look to this, maybe it is helpful:

How to migrate vmware server virtual machines to vSphere ESXi

About Essentials, it permits to manage 3 servers (esxi servers) with up to 2 processors each:

vSphere Editions, What is vSphere? Leading Virtual Infrastructure | United States

But, with just Essentials you will not have things like HA.

Best regards,

Pablo

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE CONSIDER AWARDING any HELPFUL or CORRECT reply. Thanks!! Por favor CONSIDERA PREMIAR cualquier respuesta ÚTIL o CORRECTA . ¡¡Muchas gracias!! VCP3, VCP4, VCP5-DCV (VCP550), vExpert 2010, 2014 BLOG: http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/VirtuallyAnITNoob
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lakshya32
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Hi

Welcome to communities.

you should follow cold migration instead of hot migration .

If not works then should go with standalone conversion.

montechnology
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Thanks Pablo I'll have a look at those links Smiley Happy

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montechnology
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Hey lakshya32 what do you mean by cold migration?

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admin
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Migrating in powered off state.

~dGeorgey

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