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Full Name: Kristof Poppe

Moving healthy DC from 5.5 host to new 6.5 host

Post by kristofpoppe » Dec 04, 2018 2:19 pm

Just curious how this will work out in real life:

If have a perfect set of Windows DC's on a esxi 5.5 environment. I configured replica's of all these VM's.
What will happen when I do a planned failover. My goal is to migrate the VM 'as is' to the new 6.5 host.
So I'm not keen to get it booted in 'AD restore mode' and/or safe mode.

Can I use a replica job for this and why is this better than a Quickmigrate between the two hosts using Veeam.

The replication job is application aware and runs without any problem.

Thank you for your insights, tips, pitfalls !

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Re: Moving healthy DC from 5.5 host to new 6.5 host

Post by foggy » Dec 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Quick Migration is not application-aware, so planned failover is preferable. Please refer to this article for instructions on DC failover.

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