ASP.NET - Physical to virtual move - Asked By Kevin on 14-Nov-12 10:09 AM


I apologize if this is not the right place to ask the question.  When do a physical to virtual move of the database & application server, If the name stays the same and only the IP Address changes, is there anything in the .net programs (web config, etc) needs to be change? I know if I was changing the name of the server or database then I would make the code modifcation to reflect that but only the IP address would be change like I said.
Robbe Morris replied to Kevin on 14-Nov-12 11:06 AM
You'll have conflicts on the network for awhile once you stand the VM up with the same ip address, computer name, and sql server instance name.

Once you shut down the old physical machine, everything in your applications will work just fine.

If you use remote connectivity to your sql server, you'll need to make sure any linked server entries are correct and that you've named the sql server instance the same as the other physical box.

Just finished doing exactly what you are up to... :)
Kevin replied to Robbe Morris on 14-Nov-12 11:18 AM
Thanks.