What are the many pitfalls and issues of moving a production server running sql server 2000 enterprise edition to a virtual machine? Is it even possible? Is it compatible? I've talked to a few dba's in my neck of the woods and all of them say do not do it. It's the way sql 2000 is designed to access the disks and performance will take a huge hit. No matter how much you upgrade the VM, performance will suffer. I'm basically trying to talk corporate out of moving our production boxes to a VM environment. Our boxes are not only accessed by hundreds of users each day through different web applications and connections, but we have log shipping and replication set up on those boxes as well. If anyone can point me in the right direction, offer articles, or insight to NOT do this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much in advance.