This is a mutliplart question, but hopefully simple to follow. I need to move my VMs to another Data Store from my ESXi host / node, so I can upgrade the host harware. Quick background; we have a Dell T605 server running ESXi, with 1 RAID 5 array. We are going to upgrade the current RAID and add another RAID 1, using the RAID 1 for the console and the RAID 5 for our data store. We have another ESXi host on line now, and the main quaestion is what is the best way to move the VMs to the temporary host, while we upgrade the main host. The VMs do not need to be running, just what is the best way to copy them from one host to another? Once copied back to the main host, how ca we add these VMs back into our inventory? We have researchd moving the VMs using Fast SCP, and tested, works well, but we cannot figure out how to add this to our VM inventory in the VI Client cousole. Currtenlty we are testing using Vcenter converter. Not sure what the best, and quickest way is to perform our data copy / backup.
Thanks for your help and thoughts&