There are obvious advantages to migrating our Physical NW 6.5 servers to VM prior to migrating them to OES2 / OES11.

Documentation indicates that in a migration scenario, the destination server should not be a lower eDirectory version and you should not migrate a 8.7.3 version to 8.8

A Pre-Migration NW 6.5 SP6 builds out with eDirectory and a Pre-Migration NW 6.5 SP7 builds out with eDiretory 8.8

My current source NW6.5 servers are running SP8 and eDirectory

Do I patch the Pre-Migration NW 6.5 SP6 eDirectory destination since my source is running newer versions? Why can't I migrate from Netware 6.5 SP8 eDirectory to a destination NW 6.5 SP8 eDirectory 8.8.x