Systems Management Question
Converting K1200/K2200 from Physical to VMWare. Thinking about starting over on the K1200
Sorry for the extremely long post. I've bolded what I feel is most relevant.
Is the following technically possible without severe licensing issues:I'm not sure if I can build the new VM with different IP, set it up fresh, power down the physical server, give the VM that IP, and have inventory start populating as checkins happen without importing the backup of the physical server. I'm hoping as long as the name and IP is the same on the VM the devices won't know the difference. Our physical servers are end of life 04/2019 so there is a lot of time.
We've had Kace for about 4ish years now but I've never really took care of it primarily until about a year ago. All of the admins who used to work here who speced, pushed purchasing, and setup everything do not work here anymore. I've learned a lot over the past year and would love to
take the opportunity of transitioning to VM to have a clean slate. It would also give me the ability to document setup information in case I leave/move and help me understand the back end properly.
I get that all of this is probably fixable but just off the top of my head as to other reasons why I want to do this:
Mainly the whole LDAP thing, I would LOVE for Kace to be able to read AD OUs, see a computer get deleted or moved or something, and act appropriately with the labeling. I've never had a chance to really understand Smart Labeling but really want this feature to work. I have like 80ish% trust in Kace as it stands right now with inventory and that's just mainly due to all the manual auditing I've done and continue to do. I know there are computers working in our environment that are just not in Kace for one reason or another but it's impossible to pin them.
I'm not sure if anyone has done this but any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!