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Move secondary site (virtual machine) from one server to another server, something to take care? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys

    In our company we have a subsidiary with a simple infrastructure with a Domain Controller, some other virtual Server, Switches etc.

    When we start to use the SCCM in our company, we take the decision that we want to install in this subsidiary a secondary site.
    Thats why we organize a computer with good performance and installed ESXi on it. On the ESXI we create a VM with Windows Server 2012 and prepare it as secondary site.
    All well and good. But now we want to setup a new infrastructor on this subsidiary with a high-performance Server. On this high performance server should also installed ESXi.

    My question is, if we want to move the VM (which has installed our secondary site on it) from the computer to the server, do we need take care about something?

    - IP address is going to keep the same
    - No changes in Firewall
    - No changes generally Network IP address

    We considered, that we will shutdown the server (virtual machine) and make an export and import that virtual machine into the new server.

    Thank you in advance!

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:53 PM

Answers

  • As long as the OS "looks" the same to the external world -- which is the whole point of virtualization -- and is reachable using the same info -- IP, hostname -- then there's nothing to account for because to the application and the clients, nothing has changed.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 2:46 AM