We have an Exchange 2007 server (Windows 2003 x64 SP2) which is attached to an Dell EquaLogic array via iSCSI. I have to migrate the
server from the Dell iSCSI array to an EMC VNX iSCSI array. Any idea how I can migrate this host? Open Migrator doesn’t support Microsoft iSCSI initiators so that is out of the question.
Any ideas would be helpful.
i would say the easiest method is to create all the new volume on the new VNX add the new VNX to the server and copy at a Server level all the data over. When complete disconnect the old unit and reboot the server and that should be it. Robo copy should work but won't if DAS to iSCSI
Time wise is as fast as the bus
Hi What i mean is if you have a direct attached SCSI, SATA or IDE drive you cannot copy to iSCSI, or last time i tried it would not work
Seems FC to FC ok
iSCSI to iSCSI ok
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FYI for all, we migrated about 40-50 LUNs from Equallogic to VNX using Open Migrator & iSCSI. Had zero issues. Many of the servers were 1.5TB. Migrated serveral MSCS servers and that went great as well.
The interface could use some tweaking and my fingers were about to fall off from all the clicking but it worked great.