In order to migrate an existing DS-System that is running on a physical server to a Virtual Machine, do the following:
    o Prepare a Virtual Machine (VM) with the same Operating System (or an Operating System from the same family) as you are currently running on your physical DS-System machine. For the latest information on supported operating systems, see the Installation and Support Matrix.
    o Shutdown the DS-System service on the physical machine.

IMPORTANT: Service downtime will begin at this moment.

    o Ensure that the DS-System DB is accessible from the remote VM and the online storage is accessible from the remote VM with the same paths as used by the physical machine. If you need to perform a DB migration and storage migration as well, please contact Assurestor's Technical Support department.
    o Install the DS-System software, point to the old production database and to the primary storage location.
    o On the DS-License Server, configure the IP address and license parameters of the new VM DS-System.
    o Start the DS-System and immediately configure the DS-License Server's IP where the new DS-System installation on VM will validate its license (DS-Operator > Setup Menu > License Server).