Best way to move my vcenter vm from one ESXi 4.0 host to a new ESXi 4.1 host

I am currently running VMWare ESXi 4.X Essentials Plus license with 3 servers.  One of the servers, the one currently running VCenter, i would like to remove from the environment so I can bring another new host online.  My question is what is the best way to move the Vcenter VM running Windows 2008R2 running all services to another host.  In the current configuration all servers running with their own storage, ie no SAN is installed in network.  Also the host that the VCenter server will be on is on a different subnet.  This new subnet will also house all additional hosts.
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the only thing that might cause a problem is vcenter on a server that has sql installed as that is installed when you install vcenter

you might need to migrate it using vmware convertor either to a physical server or another esx host


it can to v2v ie esx host to anther esx host
or a v2p which is a virtual 2 physical
and it can do a p2v as well
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
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If you are using vcenter 4.0 one the ESXi 4.0 host i would recommend using this article to migrate vcenter to 4.1 (with all settings) onto a new VM on the new ESX 4.1: 0 262794517

If you're already at vcenter 4.1 then the easiest way is to move the files over the network to the new ESX 4.1 host (with the vcenter shut down and vsphere client connected directly to the ESX.)
Then register the VM on the new host by rigtclicking the .VMX file on the datastore (in datastorebrowser)
Alternatively set up a freeNAS or any other NAS, connect to both ESXs, so you can migrate the somewhat directly.

Both ways worked for me.

Mikael Winther

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rfplantAuthor Commented:
Sorry everyone, I've been sidetracked on this.  Want to starting working on it now.
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
ok good luck , let us be up-to-date
rfplantAuthor Commented:
While Mikae didn't give me the total answer one of the links led me to a document that told me what to expect once I change the IP address on my Vcenter server.
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