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Connection Questions When Migrating Servers to VMware

 
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Frank810
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Connection Questions When Migrating Servers to VMware

I've got some questions regarding VMware and server migration.  
 
Some background.  We currently have two physical Netware servers with internal system drives and FC connections to our EVA4400 for the data.  We will be migrating to Novell OES VM's using a new ESXi 5 server that will also have FC connections to the SAN.    
 
I know we'll need to get the new VMware host configured with an alias on our SAN switches and do the zoning for it.  To move the Netware data drives over is it a matter of Unpresent'ing the Vdisks from the Netware servers, Present'ing them to the ESXi host and then VMDK/RDM'ing them to the appropriate VM?  I believe we'll also want to create a Vdisk on our SAN and present that to our ESXi host so that we can create system drives on the SAN for the servers.
 
Am I on the right track here?  If not, please set me straight.
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Frank810
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Re: Connection Questions When Migrating Servers to VMware

FYI - The process worked as described.  The entire process took about 5 minutes.  The only thing to add is that RDM was the only option.  OES handled the new drive beautifully.