I have been asked, for a variety of reasons, to move our GroupWise 18.1.1 post office server from a VM to a physical server.
The VM is running OES2018SP1.
The LUN utilized by that domain and PO resides on a SAN array.
The HBA connecting the VM to that LUN is in pass-through mode; meaning that vSphere has no role in its management.
As such, I can simply move that HBA currently being used by the VM to the desired physical server and access will be the same.
That leaves me with moving the server's identity from the VM to the physical server.
The VM only runs the various OES bits tied to NSS support and the GroupWise software.
I've never performed an Transfer ID installation, so I'm unclear on the impact of moving the ID on the GroupWise components.
The various steps I see as needed are:
Perform the initial transfer ID installation on the new server.
Copy the necessary GW configuration files from the VM to a temporary location on the new server.
Disable the GroupWise services on the current VM.
Perform the transfer ID on the physical server.
Attach the HBA to the new server so that it 'sees' the NSS volume.
Install the GroupWise software, but skip configuration.
Copy the saved GW configuration files from the temporary location to their proper location on the new server.
Is my logic correct?
Are there any missing steps?