Objective 4.3 – Perform vCenter Server migration to VCSA

To wrap up Objective 4, we have Objective 4.3 – Perform vCenter Server migration to VCSA.  This is a smaller objective, but I suspect given the upcoming retirement of the Windows vCenter offering, this will be a source of focus.

As always this article is linked to from the main VCP6.5-DCV Blueprint.

 

Happy Revision

Simon

Objective 4.3 – Perform vCenter Server migration to VCSA

Migrate to vCSA

For this revision topic, I’m going to direct you to my own post about the vCenter Server Migration Tool;

https://virtual-simon.co.uk/vcenter-server-migration-tool/

There is also an excellent step by step guide available at the following link;

https://www.tech-coffee.net/step-by-step-migrate-windows-vcenter-server-to-vcsa-6-5u1/

Understand the migration paths to the vCSA

You can migrate a vCenter Server for Windows instance to a vCenter Server Appliance instance.

You can migrate a vCenter Server version 5.5 or version 6.0 instance on Windows to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 deployment on a Linux-based OS.

The vCenter Server example migration paths demonstrate supported migration outcomes.

You can migrate a vCenter Server instance with an embedded vCenter Single Sign-On (version 5.5) or Platform Services Controller (version 6.0) to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller appliance. In this case the software migrates the vCenter Server instance and the embedded vCenter Single Sign-On instance or Platform Services Controller instance at the same time.

You can migrate a vCenter Server instance with an external vCenter Single Sign-On (version 5.5) or Platform Services Controller (version 6.0) to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 instance with an external Platform Services Controller appliance. In this case you must first migrate the external vCenter Single Sign-On instance or Platform Services Controller instance and then the vCenter Serverinstance

If you have multiple systems configured for high availability, vCenter Server enables you to incorporate your common services into an external Platform Services Controller configuration as part of your upgrade process.

If you have a multi-site setup configured with replication, you can use vCenter Server to incorporate your common services into an external Platform Services Controller configuration as part of your upgrade process.