07-23-2012 06:33 AM
Is it possible to clone and virtualize my SA2500 box as i would like to add it to my virtual test lab and test 7.2 before upgrading.
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07-23-2012 10:32 PM
I have done this with my SA700 (+10 client), and I dont see why it cannot be done with the SA2500.
However it is not easy and will not be supported.
There are also a few issues that you would need to look out for.
1. You will need to clone most, if not all, of the SA hard drive, using a byte/sector copy. There is a special partition which holds the license information that most disk tools cannot copy.
2. You will need to copy the SA units MAC addresses onto the virtual network cards
3. The virutal network cards must be setup to E1000 (intel clone)
4. The SA700 does not support power off when shutting down. This is a pain in the ass.
Again, its not supported. My physical SA was noisy and not very fast, my virtual SA700 is much faster and much quieter.