Im in the process of virtualizing all our servers to VMWare ESX 3.5. We have a server that is NW 6.5 SP7, runs ZENWorks 7 and holds all of our application files as well as images. Im trying to figure out the best way to virtual this server. Usually its a pretty straight forward process, but Id like to downsize the VOL1 volume so its not taking up so much space on our SAN. VOL1 is 890GB total, but only has 230GB used. Id rather not "waste" that space on the SAN untils its truly needed.

Im curious how everyone would approach this: would you do the P2V and somehow shrink the volume and VMware disk (dont know how to do that currently, or if its even possible) - keep in mind that even if I shrunk VOL1 with portlock or whatever before OR after the conversion, Id still have to find a way to shrink the VM disk to get that unallocated space outta there. Or would you do a migration using SCMT to a new Netware VM and avoid the fanagling of VOL1 resizing? Any other options Im not aware of?