We are moving our SQL Geodatabases from a Physical Machine to a Virtual Machine. The plan is to alias the new VM as the old Physical Server like we have done with many other SQL Servers. It seems this should work as well with Geodatabases. In the example below, the current instance is hpascarcdev. The new VM instance of SQL will have a new name, but with an Alias of hpascarcdev. The existing physical machine will be removed once this upgrade takes place.
Thanks for any experiences that you can share.