ziasyed
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Converting physical Exchange DAG servers with mailboxes servers to VM on ESXI hosts

My new project is converting our physical Exchange DAG servers with mailboxes servers to VM on ESXI hosts. am looking for some Best Practices to watch out for. I will be using the VMware Converter Standalone to perform the conversion. but what is the best way, step-by-step, to do this? Should I use the "Synchronize" function in the converter? Do I need to convert each server with stopping services Or can I simply convert them online

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HassanAlKak88
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Hello,

Can you advise about the storage of each mailbox exchange server (Database location) ?

External storage or locally with the same physical box ?


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ziasyed
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Hi,

Good morning,

The storage of each mailbox is 120GB, We have two exchange servers and two Mailbox servers.

The storage(Database) is mounted Externally on SAN.

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MikeStoica
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