Exchange 2003 P2V

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Exchange migration
P2V migrations
Physical to Virtual Migration
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VMware ESX
What is the best proven procedure for migrating a production exchange 2003 server to VMware ESXi?
ASKED: April 30, 2009  2:07 PM
UPDATED: May 4, 2009  5:11 PM

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I don’t personally have this exact combination (Exchange) but i successfully migrated other production machines by using VMWare converter in the past.
The task is an easy one, simply create your P2V machine and then, with scheduled downtime, switch on the VM and off the real one….that should do it easily.

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I would recommend building & introducing a new virtual Exchange Server and then perform migrations of existing mailboxes from the physical Exchange to the virtual Exchange. I’ve seen mixed results by P2Ving a physical Exchange to virtual.

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