I am involved in moving some servers to different zone within the same data-center. There are no IP changes, so I would think this is the same as normal server shutdown. The server will be out for more than 24 hours.
In terms of DBA perspective, I was thinking about stopping the SQL services before they shutdown windows box, and start the SQL services after server up and running.
Anyone have any other suggestions? Also, from app server side, do they need to be shutdown as well? If you had similar experience, or if you know the actual steps, please share.
Thanks in advance,