Re: Migration from Physical appliance to Virtual
Can't comment regarding Best Practice, but about 18 months ago we moved from an FL100C to FAZ-VM and we used the following process:
* obtain FAZ-VM and deploy (we are on vSphere)
* configure basics
* build custom reports again
(we had about half a dozen custom reports, so obtained SQL queries from old FL100C, rebuilt them on the new FAZ-VM, etc).
I can't recall whether there was any export/import process for the reports themselves. I have a vague recollection that I just re-did them, using the old designs as a general guide, so probably only the SQL was copied over.
We're really happy with the performance of the FAZ-VM compared to the old physical appliance. Massively faster on our infrastructure (all-flash storage).