Hi, I've been trying to convert our physical server to virtual machine.
I was trying to convert it using HyperV but failed since Windows SBS 2008 does not support Backup Exec 2012.
I will try to convert it using VMWare, what version should I use? I The host OS would be Windows SBS 2008.
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BE 2012 supports VMware ESX 4.0 to ESX 5.5. See the SCL below
Note that ESX requires a physical machine. It cannot be loaded onto SBS 2008
If you are thinking of loading BE into a VM and accessing real device, this configuration is not supported.
Hi there. Thank you for your response. Here's the scenario, we have two servers, SERVER1 wherein the BE Manager is installed, SERVER2 which has Agent for Apps and Databases. What I'm trying to do is convert SERVER2 into virtual machine. I will be installing VMWare in SERVER1, therefore SEREVER2virtual will be running in Server1.
What VMWare should I use?
As pkh mentioned earlier, VMware host (ESX/ESXi) needs to be loaded on a physical machine and its not to be loaded on a Windows box. You can have a virtual machine or even the vCenter on a Windows box, but not the actual virtual host itself.
Secondly, when running a physical to virtual conversion, the virtual host needs to be existing in the environment already. You cannot perform the conversion without the process contacting the virtual host.
Hi, thank you very much for your response. I would like to verify what you've said.
I have two options:
1. Upgrade OS to 2008 R2 (which is not possible for now).
2. Install a VMWare ESX in another Physical server (Server3). where Server2 virtual server is to be restored.