I want to convert an physical system (having SAP ecc6 (ides version) installed on windows 2003 server with DB MSSQL 2005 server) to a virtual machine using P2V VWware converter. so ca we use VMware converter to clone SAP system on VMware ESX server (P2V). If yes can anybody let me know the errors i could face in the process and what arethe pre-requisite to do same. i didt find any document on link provided by Markus https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/virtualization . but its not covered in the same.
my second question is will it deteriorate the performamce( a lot) if we run SAP in Virtual machine installled on VMware 3.x ESX server. i have 4-5 SAP system in my landscape including Netweaver, solution manager, EP and IDES. I choose this idea to integrate all system as my company is an R&D company not an production company. So we dont do much development, transactions in the system its basically for test purpose with our software.
Any reply will be highly appreciated.