I have 2 standalone hosts running EXS3.01 Server with direct FC attach to HP storage. The 2 physical server are: HP Proliant DL360 G4P and HP Proliant DL360 G5, due to the space issue, recently we also attached the NAS drive to hosts as well. Currently each host has around 20 V machine, some are on SAN, some on NAS and local drive
Now we are going to migrate the whole system on totally new hardware platform, the server will be HP Proliant DL380 G5 or G7, and attach to the NetApps storage via SAN switch. We would like to use ESX4.1 for the new environment, I have 2 plan in mind:
1. Upgrade the sytem first before data migration:
My Worry about this plan:
2. Direct use Vconverter to migration:
With this plan, I no need touch the production system, so is safe, I even tried with Vconverter standalone version, but it took me a long time to do so, so I feel it is a nightmare for migrating around 40 Vmachine.
BTW, Will Vmotion be much fast than Vconverter?
Any idea is appreciated