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P2V SQL Cluster (No need for MSCS)

  • 1.  P2V SQL Cluster (No need for MSCS)

    Posted Oct 27, 2015 08:47 PM


    I'm looking for any advice on the plan below.

    I would like to P2V one of the SQL cluster nodes and the virtual resource in an environment where MSCS is no longer required as the server will be decommissioned in a few months. All the research I've done on the subject suggests it's possible but not recommended which I'm fine with as it's only a temporary solution. Breaking the cluster is a possibility but I'd like to make as few changes as possible to the physical servers in case roll back is required.

    Building a new VM and migrating SQL is not viable as this cluster serves as a master to some 20 SQL server replicas. Re-initiating replication to all servers down stream is not an option.

    Ideally, I would like all the disks to end up as VMDK's on a datastore. There is no need for RDM disks etc as mentioned above.