We have environment running with VSphere with 5.0U3b and due to devices EOL we are not in a situation to upgrade; doing tech refresh in a different location within same city with VSphere 6.0. Due to dependency on IP's , want to replicate the existing VM's to new environment rather than moving. Please advice on replicating them.
Old Site is having storage SAN based vs new site with NFS file based.
SAN based replication is out for obvious reasons.
you would not be able to use vSphere replication also because it cannot pair with other site on different version..
I cannot say anything about any 3rd party VM replication options which might help..