Physical machine to Hyper-V machine to physical machine
We are running SAP 4.6 on Windows 2000 SP 4, etc. We want to upgrade to the latest SAP netweaver, on Server 2008 64 bit. Is the following a valid path.
Present SAP boxes to Hyper-v (2008 R2 flavor) VMs running Windows 2003 R2 64 bit (SAP 4.6), upgrade SQL to 2005. Do the SAP upgrade here. Then migrate the data/setup to a physical 2008 64 bit system.
Note: At no time would the VM's be used in production. They would simply be a waystation.
(And kudos to that Markus chap - I've read a number of your threads. Very useful!)