Yeah, I know you cant do it straight up, but here's my situation. I have 4 remote servers that I want to migrate from Netware 6.5 SP7 to OES Linux. Problem is I dont have any new or replacement hardware to do a straight migration on. So, this is the path Im thinking of going:

1. Building a "semi-portable" system (w/ either VMWare ESXi or XEN) that I can haul out to each location.
2. Do a P2V migration on the server
3. Once the server is virtualized, do a OES Linux install on the original physical server
4. Perform a migration via SCMT from the virtualized server for the physical

Will this work? And, if so, how would you go about doing the P2V conversion? Ive been testing it out w/ ESXi and on all my attempts, Netware will not boot when placed on ESXi. Ive tried it using Portlock, a baremetal restore via Unitrends. Usually it just hangs after it says Loading Caldera DR-DOS. Im going to test it out w/ XEN today.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.