We're looking to do a P2V on our file servers which are all 2 node A/P SAN connected MS Cluster. I see articles where people are working to convert the cluster nodes themselves and then have the MS Cluster running on ESX – this is not what I'm looking to do.
I have not see any (covered under a brief search) mention of any attempting to do a P2V conversion of the MS Cluster virtual server. Seems like this would be the easiest deal if it worked.
So, I have FS1 as the virtual resource with N1 and N2 as the nodes. Can I run a host P2V of FS1 for a system drive to capture all the shares, then just RDM the SAN LUN to the newly created FS1 VM? Or am I stuck with creating a third node, putting it into the cluster, evicting the original nodes, shutting down cluster services and then renaming or using DNS to point to the FS1 FQDN?