We are in the midst of a POC, and we are about to convert an ESXi cluster into an AHV cluster. The only issue is there are 4 VM of Windows Server 2003 that is used for the POC.
I have read the discussion posted by pfrancoeur
. FYI, I have worked with a few customer's migration of Windows Server 2003 and all went successful, thanks to guidance from Artur Krzywdzinski on vmwaremine.
For now, I need an advise on this -> for cluster conversion with Windows Server 2003 VM, would this workaround below be successful?
1. MergeIDE installation on the 4 Windows Server 2003 VM
2. Power off VM
3. Convert cluster
3. Upon cluster conversion completion, clone the VM (for backup, if things went wrong)
4. acli and clone disk bus into IDE (as it is on SCSI bus in ESXi environment), remove SCSI drive
5. Boot VM up
6. Install virtio driver
7. Power off VM
8. clone disk bus into SCSI (or PCI), remove IDE drive
9. Boot VM up again
Thanks in advance!
Best answer by artur_ka
Looks good to me,. I would add one more point before MergeIDE, backup Windows registry