Moving from VMWare to Acropolis with existing hardware
I am new for Nutanix / Acropolis, but I get project to investigate possibilities to move from VMWare ecosystem to Nutanix / Acropolis.
The thing is that in many of our data center we have quite new hardware so replacing out HW with Nutanix is out of the question.
So I take example from one of our data center. We have 3 node vSphere cluster with SAN (iSCSI) storage. All is DellEMC VX series HW and SAN storage is also DellEMC (SC4020 if I recall correctly).
Question is that can I install Acropolis to my hardware and start migration from VMWare?
Because we won’t replace HW in at least 3 years and surely I do not get CAPEX to new HW as we are running under 1 year old HW.
Let’s assume here that I can uninstall one vSpehre (ESXi) and install Acropolis there and use same SAN (new LUNs or attach existing ones).
So process would be like this: - Move VMs from one ESXi to other ESXis - Uninstall one ESXi and install Acropolis - Attach same SAN to Acropolis - Migrate VMs to Acropolis from first ESXi - Uninstall second ESXi (that we just emptied) and install Acropolis...
And so on until ESXis are removed and all is running on Acropolis on “old” Dell EMC hardware.