ECC - Can I move Central Instance to another server
We have ECC 6.0(QA) system installed. DB server, CI server and App server. These are physical servers and future plan is to migrate to VM. But my current issue is I do not have space in Application drive in this CI physical server. Most of the time reduce global folder and manage. Planning to move to VM temporarily ONLY for the CI to perform stack upgrade. What will be the procedure? Do I have to install CI on this new VM? Looking for a easy proposal. Please advise ASAP. DB is SQL 2005.
Reagan Benjamin replied
As long as the host name is correct then it will work. You will need to install a new sap license as I believe there will be a change in the hardware key. Once the physical machine has been cloned. you just need to stop the server and start the virtual machine with the same hostname. If this is possible then you can avoid the sapinst execution.