I am looking to put together a UCM4.3.1 and CRS 4.1 lab to prepare myself for our production upgrade from CCM4.1.3 and CRS4.0. Since both UCM4.3.1 and CRS4.1 run on 2003 my current lab equipment (DL320s) won't work with the installation, is it possible to get a MCS7835, load it out with RAM and HDDs then use VMWare to virtualize my environment for the upgrade lab? Has anyone done anything like this before?
Thank you in advance for your help.
You might figure out ways to accomplish setting up an environment like that, but you will not be able to accurately reproduce the upgrade steps you will encounter with the real systems, due to the fact that your real upgrade will require a complete re-image using the hardware detection discs, at some point during the process.