Migrating an existing vCenter Server database to 4.1 using the Data Migration Tool

Posted on 2011-02-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am planning on doing this soon and wanted to know from anyone that has done this, if there are any problems that you encountered.
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ID: 34927858
Yes, we've done this many times for clients, there are no issues, as long as you follow the well written guides. But any issues, jsut ask here.
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ID: 34927997 has links to 2 KB's for the more common problems found during the migration, but most migrations go through without a hitch.

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Does anyone know where I can find the license server installer?  vmware's site is so very helpful :-(
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ID: 34964157
If you have the VC 2.5 U5 installation media, go into the vpx directory and run licenseserver.exe
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ID: 34964581
If you go to and select Drivers & Tools, you can find a download there for it, too.  It says 64192 so I suspect that this is an old version of it that may not install/run on x64 systems.  If it doesn't, then you may be stuck downloading VC 2.5 U5 or U6 and then running the .exe that I described above.
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Install the license server on any Server 2003 32 bit server temporarily.

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