I took the plunge over the last few nights and migrated all of my VMs from ESXi to Proxmox. Outside of the previously mentioned updates to the NIC configurations, everything went fine. You will need to follow the instructions for Windows guests per the instructions (e.g., make sure you manually modify the Windows’
pve file and change
sata0). Once you do that, you will be able to boot successfully. You will also have to add the
virtio drivers as well. This is a manual download outside of Proxmox.
I have the ESXi server shutdown so I can restart that if necessary. The only thing I will have to do if I need to go back to ESXi is to get the weather station data.
To do list:
- Research how to use the 10GbE links working between the DL380G9 and the RS1221+. I’ll be taking my time with this one as I do not want to change the ESXi server to Proxmox until I have some more time with Proxmox and feel comfortable.
- Get syslog sending to my DS216+II. I just started looking into this and it seems that, unlike ESXi, I need to do this at the underlying Proxmox Debian 11 operating system. Remember that ESXi (and XCP-NG) are Type 1 hypervisors and Proxmox is a Type 2 hypervisor.