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  • 1.  First time using P2V

    Posted May 11, 2009 12:38 PM

    I have never used the converter before but I have a simple question before attempting to do so for the first time. I want to take an exact copy of a production server and place it in a test lab. Once the server is copied into a testlab the server will not be available on the network so identical names and such like will not be an issue.

    Can I run a hot migration of a production server without fear of the process doing something strange to the production server, i.e. leaving it useless?

    Cheers



  • 2.  RE: First time using P2V

    Posted May 11, 2009 12:51 PM

    Hello.

    Can I run a hot migration of a production server without fear of the process doing something strange to the production server, i.e. leaving it useless?

    This will probably depend on your level of paranoia. :smileyhappy: Can you elaborate more on what this production server is and what apps are running on it? My experience has been that hot migrations work well most of the time, but you may have some cleanup to do on the virtual machine afterwards. I have never had a hot migration cause problems to a physical server.

    Good Luck!



  • 3.  RE: First time using P2V

    Posted May 11, 2009 12:58 PM

    The software is 'call queuing' which is part of our telephone system. I only need a copy of the server for testing and training but was a little worried that the process would leave my production server unusable.



  • 4.  RE: First time using P2V
    Best Answer

    Posted May 11, 2009 01:08 PM

    If you are worried about it, and constraints will allow it, then stopping the call queuing app and any associated services prior to performing the P2V might make you feel better about it. Its possible the vendor may be able to provide additional detail about it as well. The vendor is probably the only one that could absolutely assure you about the process. If they are no help, then getting the app shut down and performing the P2V should be fine.