Doing a physical to virtual migration (P2V) – Part 1

When performing a physical to virtual migration (P2V) there are many steps that need to be done. A checklist is needed in order to assure quality assurance and that nothing is skipped.

1. Establish a remote desktop connection to the server that will be migrated. Log in with local administrator user provided by administrator.
2. If remote migration is used, establish a remote desktop connection to the Converter Server.
3. Establish a connection to vCenter Server.
4. Reboot source server.
5. Open Event Viewer. Review the application, system, and security logs for new errors.
6. Stop application services on the source server.
7. Gather IP information
8. Review hardware to make sure that external hardware is NOT needed.