Top 3 tips for migrating a server to a virtual machine

I recently migrated a server to a virtual machine, and while it was mostly a smooth process, I did encounter a couple of problems.

  • Ensure that any licensing services will run on the new virtual hardware. Our accounting system’s license server wouldn’t run until it was set up with new licenses.
  • Check date and time are correct on the new host and guest vm.
  • Make sure the server is set to use a static IP addresses before migrating.