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VMware Converter: How I saved my production environment from embaressment!



This is true story , by the way:

We had a couple of old servers responsible for login details for over 50,000 users!!! And it all runs on a NT4 sp5 OS. The hardware is also pretty old. REALLY OLD!!!

My Network Admin had been complaining about it for a long time. They have saved the day in the past by rebooting the machines (with fingers crossed , hoping that the hardware wouldn't die out on them!).

Anyways I approached them and...Hang on lets catoonify all that happened. No special kernel tales here, sorry. Plain execution!!!










So we:
  • Converted the Machines
  • Ported them to the ESX Lab
  • and we plan to keep it running on our "new & shiny" hardware as redundant copy of production
Motto Moral of the story is:

All mission critical systems are not prominent and maybe hidden in your organization. Don't get that impression that a system you need to virtualize is large and huge. So start virtualization with a mission to get a grip on your processes!

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  1. How did you convert physical nt4 sp5 without upgrading to sp6a ?

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