Some time ago I created a quick powerpoint presentation on how to migrate from an existing standalone server environment with Direct Attach Storage (DAS) to a virtual environment with shared storage. The presentation has now been updated and gives a potential new EqualLogic customer a simple road map for migrating to a new, virtual environment.
Our approach assumes every machine and application that is currently in production is critical, and must remain online as the migration takes place.
This presentation/plan does not talk about features and functions of Dell EqualLogic storage. Those details are best left for specific conversations.
In all, the complete process only includes 4 steps, the fourth of which is optional.
Feed back is welcome!