I have a physical Windows 2008 R2 server that connects via iSCSI, over ethernet, to a SAN. I need to convert the server to virtual, but I don't want to convert the iSCSI volume to VMDK, because I don't have the storage space required.
Rather, I'd like to leave the iSCSI connection intact and have the new VM continue to use the SAN. The VMs on my vSphere host are not being stored on the SAN (they're on local storage), and everything is on the same LAN.
Can I do this? When using vSphere P2V Converter, would I simply uncheck the box to convert the iSCSI volume? Will the iSCSI connection carry over to the VM and continue to work?