Hi guys,

We are planning to migrate our physical

K1000 and k2000 to virtual machines

soon. The physical ones seem sluggish

lately, and we thing its time to virtualize.

Any documentation or articles I can refer

 to when doing this ?

Any advice or best practises would also help.

Thanks people. 

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You will need to go via your account manager as I believe there is a charge to migrate the license. The advantage of being on a virtual K1 is that you should then be entitled to a test and dev instance.

Obviously when migrating it makes sense to remove anything that is unwanted before the move, so in the case of the K1 that may be users, assets, or inventory records mainly. The process should be simple, ensure that the old and new K1's are on the same version and then take the backup of the physical and then restore to your new virtual.

With the K2 the backup restore option really does not work, so you are better to replicate your settings onto the new virtual K2, then export as resources everything from the physical and import into the new virtual.  
Answered 04/01/2016 by: Hobbsy
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  • Thanks Hobbsy. Will do.
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How to backup K2000: https://support.software.dell.com/k2000-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/115080

How to migrate databases on K1000: https://support.software.dell.com/kb/119863
Answered 04/01/2016 by: KACE_Irwin
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  • Thanks for the links Kace-Irwin.
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