vCenter 5.5 Windows to VCSA 6.0  using 6.0 U2M

Hi all,

Today we will discuss about upgrading windows based vCenter server 5.5 to VCSA 6.0 upgrade with help of  vCenter migration tool. Let’s start…

Prerequisites for vCenter migration

First you have to download the latest vCenter 6.0 U2M iso from VMware download site.

Once the iso is ready, attach the iso to vCenter 5.5 server and run vCenter-migration-assistent.exc for migration validation check.

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Provide the sso password for validation check..

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Once validation check completed, waiting for migration to start…

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Close look to current windows based vCenter server 5.5.0

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We need to run migration tool outside vCenter server, Open your ISO file  run vcsasetup and select migrate option from the web based installation console. I am running this tool on my jump-host.

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Select OK to continue:-

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Accept EULA and click Next to continue:-

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Provide all information for Application deployment target:-

Target server or host name:

HTTPS port:

Usser name:

Password:

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Click OK on certificate warning:-

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Provide new appliance Name:

OS user name: root

OS password:

Confirm OS password:

and click next:-

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Provide the details of windows based source server.

Source Windows server:

Migration Assistant port:

SSO user name:

SSO password:

and click next to continue:-

If you want to migrate performance and other historical data, select Optional data to migrate.

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Select Yes on Certificate Warning.

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Provide the AD domain details and click next:-

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Select the application size, I am going with Tiny configuration (up to 10 hosts, 100 VMs)

Click Next to continue:-

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Select Datastore for deployment, this is lab environment so I am going with Thin disk mode.

Click Next to continue:-

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Provide all required information for temporary network, and verify it..

Click Next to continue:-

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Join the VMware customer experience improvement  program, Click Next to continue:-

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Verify all information before proceeding for migration, all good, Click Finish..

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In my lab environment its taken 35 min to complete the migration. Close the installation window.

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Below screen shot shows, old vCenter powered down and new vCenter appliance powered on..

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Now we have old vCenter server running on new 6.0 appliance with help of migration tool..

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Thanks for reading, If you like the post share to others!!!!

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Written by Sujith Surendran

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