Migrate to VMware
Hi, we are moving to a virtual environment. We have two EV servers (version 10 SP3, one journal and one email archive server). Each has SAN attached storage for partitions (3x500GB), cache (50GB), indexes (500GB), boot, etc. Partitions are using mount points. A DA server is also used, but migrating that is straight forward enough.
In the new environment, I want the partitions to go on a slower disk datastore, and the indexes and others to a faster disk datastore. I would keep the same name but probably change IP.
If I used the migration wizard, since I can't disconnect the storage and reattach it (due to completly separate infrastructure), I would robocopy the data to the new locations with same drive letters etc, then run the wizard. (When services start they should recreate the EV partition shares etc).
Using P2V, I don't know if P2V can de directed to use different datastores? Also I've heard this is slower?
So moving to VMware 5.0, what is the preferred method of migrating: P2V or the EV migration wizard?