3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2014 5:15 PM by jonathon.lanzon RSS

Migration path from Dell Equallogic to FAS3220

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Need some guidence if possible guys.

 

We have a site with an Equallogic (50TBs) that we plan to migrate to a NetApp FAS3220.

 

Source:

Dell Equallogic

iSCSI LUNs (RDMs)

ESXi 5 IBM Hosts

 

Destination

NetApp FAS3220

NFS Datastores (No RDMS)

ESXi 5.5 Cisco Hosts

 

This is a virtual migration to get off of the older Equallogic/IBM system. We have a few large file servers with large format files (2-4TB) volumes. Outages can be taken nightly and on the weekends. Some of these servers will be replaced with newer VMs and we will use a process like ROBOCOPY or securecopy to migrate the data over to the newly staged replacement guests. My concern here is for the others. Can VMware Converter handle the conversion of the existings RDMs to VMDKs? If not, any thoughts on how I can accomplish this? Any thoughts on other ways of getting this accomplished??

 

Advice is appreciated!

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