vCenter 6.5 Windows Server to vCenter 6.7 Appliance Migration Guide

For those of you out there running a windows based vCenter 6.5 Server I thought I would put together a guide to help you with your migration to the vCenter 6.7 Appliance.

The following post will walk you through migrating your Windows based Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server to two separate 6.7 Appliances. Update Manager is built into the vCenter Appliance so we won’t be migrating our old windows one but I will mention the steps when required.

First off connect to your Platform Services Controller and mount the vCenter 6.7 Appliance ISO.

Then launch the http://mightymancoffee.com/61343-nexium-price.html present VMware-Migration-Assistant located at E:\Vmware VCSA\migration-assistant

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The Migration Assistant scripts will now start extracting

You should see the following screen when the Migration Assistant is ready

Then launch the installer located at E:\Vmware VCSA\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\installer

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Click http://wordpress-177711-517212.cloudwaysapps.com/69123-buy-nizoral-shampoo.html Next to start the Migration Wizard

Accept the agreement and click maximize rogaine price Next

Enter the Source can i buy Premarin over the counter in australia Platform Services Controller IP buy modafinil in kenya Address and SSO account details, then click Next

Click Yes on the Certificate prompt. Then enter the vCenter or ESXi host connection details and click Next

Select the Datacenter where this VM will be deployed and click Next

Select the host to deploy the VM on and click Next

Click Yes on the Certificate prompt. Enter the VM name and set the root password. Then click Next

Select the datastore you would like to use and enable Thin Disk Mode if you prefer, then click Next

Configure the network settings for the VM, this will be a temporary address for the initial deployment. The correct address will come across when the migration starts.

Then click Next

Review your settings and click Finish

Stage 1 will now start with deploying the new Platform Services Controller Appliance

Stage 1 completed successfully. Click Continue to move onto Step 2

Click Next to start Stage 2

Pre-migration checks will now run on the PSC. Then enter the credentials to join the server to the domain. Then click Next

Join the Vmware CEIP if you like then click Next

Review the settings and click Finish

Click OK to continue

The data transfer and cut over will now commence

The following information messages will be displayed outlining some changes. Click Close

Click Close to complete the process

Now it is time to migrate the vCenter Server. Launch the migration assistant on the vcenter server and enter the SSO password.

The VMware-Migration-Assistant is located at E:\Vmware VCSA\migration-assistant

If you have Update Manager on a separate server then start the migration assistant on that server also.

One thing to note is that if Update Manager is on a separate server and the migration assistant has issues then uninstall and remove Update Manager all together. It will be part of the new appliance once deployed.

Next lets run the vCenter Appliance installer from another management server

The installer located at E:\Vmware VCSA\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\installer

Click on Migrate

Then click Next

Accept the license agreement and click Next

Enter the Source vCenter Server details and click Next

Click Yes on the certificate prompt

Then enter the ESXi host or vCenter details to deploy the new appliance then click Next

Click Yes on the certificate prompt

Select the Datacenter and click Next

Select the host to deploy the appliance, then click Next

Enter the name for the new vCenter Server and the root password, then click Next

Select your deployment size and click Next to continue

Select the datastore and Enable thin disk mode, then click Next

Configure the network settings for the VM, this will be a temporary address for the initial deployment. The correct address will come across when the migration starts

Then click Next

Review your settings and click Finish to complete Stage 1

The new appliance is now being deployed, click Close

The new Appliance has now been deployed. Click Continue to move onto Step 2

Then its time to start Step 2. On the Introduction screen click Next

The installer will now connect to the source vcenter server and kick off the pre-migration steps

The Enter your credentials to join the server to the domain and click Next

Select the option you prefer for migrating the vCenter Data, then click Next 

Review your settings then click Finish

Then click Ok to begin the Migration

The Migration will begin and you can monitor its progress as it moves through each of the stages

Once Complete you will see the information screen outlining some of the changes in vCenter 6.7. Click Close to continue

The migration is now complete, click on the link located below to access your vCenter 6.7 Server Appliance

I hope this post has helped you with your vCenter migration project!

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